The people of Vanuatu exhibit several different genetic red cell polymorphisms. Some of these, such as alpha thalassaemia, are thought to have reached a high frequency as a result of selection pressure by malaria. In this study three rare blood group antigen variants, En(a-), Gerbich negative and Duffy negative, which are thought to confer a protective effect against malaria were sought in a sample of 214 (187 in the case of Duffy) from Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. No individuals bearing these ra...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date:
A survey for the rare blood group antigen variants, En(a-), Gerbich negative and Duffy negative on Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu in the South Pacific.
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record