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Genetic evidence of gene flow from Indians to Malays.


Teng, Yao Sheng and Tan, Soon Guan (1979) Genetic evidence of gene flow from Indians to Malays. Japanese Journal of Human Genetics, 24 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0916-8478


Indians appeared in Malaysia early in its history. Sustained contacts often resulted in racial admixture. We have analyzed the biochemical genetic markers phosphohexose isomerase (PHI), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), adenylate kinase (AK), hemoglobin, rhesus blood group and haptoglobin (Hp) among Malays (the indigenous people of Peninsula Malaysia) and Indians to provide genetic evidence for racial admixture of these two groups. The occurrence of specific rare variants PHI 3-1, LDH Calcutta-1 and Madras-1, and Hb S, as well as the gene frequencies of adenylate kinase and haptoglobin in Malays and Indians confirm the gene flow from Indians to Malays.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01890105
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Keywords: Genetic markers; Indians; Malays
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 08:32
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 03:07
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/33909
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