Blood groups, immunoglobulin allotypes, serum proteins and red cell enzymes were tested in four populations of Asiatic Eskimos. 12 of 16 gene loci studied were found to be polymorphic. Analysis of covariance and variance matrices for gene frequencies of 8 Bering Sea populations revealed major aspects of regional genetic structure. Regression of average heterozygosity on genetic distance from centroid permitted us to interpret it in the light of counterbalancing action of systematic and non-systematic pressure. Analysis of R matrix containing gene frequencies for both Eskimo and Chukchi populations revealed two different clusters - more heterogeneous Eskimo cluster and less heterogeneous Chukchi cluster. Good fit was observed between regional genetic structure, history and geography.
|Translated title of the contribution||Genetic and ecological study of aboriginal populations of northeastern Siberia. II. Polymorphic blood systems, immunoglobulin allotypes and other genetic markers in asian eskimos. Genetic structure of Bering sea eskimos|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1986|
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