Original paper

Population genetic studies in Bulgaria

Baltova, Sofia;Scheil, Hans-Georg

Abstract

17 dermatoglyphic variables have been studied in five population samples from south-central and southeastern Bulgaria. The results have been combined with 10 hemogenetic markers. The neighbor joining tree analysis showed only small genetic distances between the samples. A comparison with data of the literature,using finger patterns and pattern intensity of fingers and considering the different results for males and females,revealed no clear geographical differentiation between most of the samples studied.

Keywords

Dermatoglyphicshemogenetic markersBulgariaregional differences