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Polymorphism

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Description

The red cell enzyme phosphoglycerate kinase, like glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase, is involved in maintaining red-cell viability, and also like it, is controlled by genes at a locus on the X chromosome.

Discussion

Most populations everywhere have only the PGK' allele and it is almost solely in New Guinea and the adjacent islands that other alleles are found, and the system becomes of anthropological importance.(1)

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References


1. Mourant, AE. Blood Relations, Blood Groups and Anthropology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK 1983.

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