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Abnormal hemoglobins in human populations. (Repr. 1967).

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Abnormal hemoglobins in human populations. (Repr. 1967)

Livingstone, Frank B.

AldineTransaction

2009

470 pages

$69.95

Paperback

RC641

In order to test the postulation by geneticists and clinicians that certain hereditary blood diseases might protect unaffected carriers against malaria, Livingstone (late, biological anthropology, U. of Michigan) spent a decade tabulating the global frequencies of these hereditary diseases and explained them in the context of local biological and cultural histories. Though many of his numbers, assumptions, theories, and conclusions have been revised and corrected over the four decades since he published, his results remain important for demonstrating that the allele frequencies in question are clinal, are correlated with malaria, and involve multiple genetic loci and multiple alleles. The 1967 edition was a volume in Aldine's series Perspectives on the Biology of Man. There is no index.

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