The Gene Pool of Native Inhabitants of the Samburg Tundra

L. P. Osipova, O. L. Posukh, E. A. Ivakin, Yu A. Kryukov, T. M. Karafet

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This study continues a series of investigations of the gene pool of native Siberian ethnic groups. In a population of Tundra Nentsi (Northern Samoyeds) and a group of Komi-Zyryans (Finno-Ugrian) (Samburg settlement, Tyumenskaya oblast, Yamalo-Nenetskii Autonomous okrug), gene markers of the following biochemical genetic systems were studied: blood groups (ABO, MNSs, Rhesus, Kell, Duffy, and P), erythrocyte acid phosphatase (AcP), phosphoglucomutase 1 (PGM1), haptoglobin (Hp), and transferrin (Tf). The population of Samburg Tundra Nentsi was shown to have a close genetic relationship with the "core" of the Forest Nentsi population. In Northern Samoyeds, three carriers of the rare allele K (blood group Kell) were found for the first time. It is suggested that this allele was transferred into the population of Tundra Nentsi from Komi. Samburg Tundra Nentsi are found to have the maximum frequency of the allele PGMI2 (Phosphoglucomutase 1) among aboriginal populations of northern Asia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722-728
Number of pages7
JournalRussian Journal of Genetics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Genetics


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