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I.9.7 Adaptation, adaptability and acclimatization in human being

Every organism including human being responds to structural and functional characteristics of its environment through adaptability which in turn results into better survival and evolution. Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace (1858) famously proposed that positive selection could explain the many marvelous adaptations that suit organisms to their environments and lifestyles, and this simple process remains […]

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II.6 Xaxa Committee report- Summary

Aspects related to legal regulations of Tribes and tribal areas (1) Laws and policies enacted by the Parliament and State Legislatures should not be automatically applied in the Fifth Schedule areas (as was the case under colonial rule or as is presently the case in the Sixth Schedule areas). Its applicability should be made contingent on the discretion […]

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I.9.8 Non-infectious diseases.

Non-infectious diseases Noninfectious diseases include all diseases that are not caused by pathogens. Instead, noninfectious diseases are generally caused by genetic or environmental factors other than pathogens, such as toxic environmental exposures or unhealthy lifestyle choices. Most non-infectious diseases have a complex, multifactorial set of causes, often including a mix of genetic and environmental variables. […]

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I.9.6 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker- HP

In man, both proteins (present in serum portion of the blood) and enzymes (present within the red blood cells/erythrocytes) have been screened for polymorphisms. Generally, the discovery of polymorphisms of serum protein preceded that of red cell enzymes in man. The first to be discovered was haptoglobin (HP) reported by Smithies , followed by Transferrin […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.9.6 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker- Transferrin System

In man, both proteins (present in serum portion of the blood) and enzymes (present within the red blood cells/erythrocytes) have been screened for polymorphisms. The first to be discovered was haptoglobin (HP) reported by Smithies (1955), followed by Transferrin (TF) (Poulik and Smithies, 1958), group specific component (GC) (Hirschfeld, 1959), complement component 3 (C3) (Wieme […]

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