Categories Anthropology I

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

Diversity in Human Populations In acid phosphatase locus 1 system, like other world populations, in Indian populations the ACP1*B allele is preponderant (0.756), followed by ACP1*A (0.242) while the third allele of the system ACP1*C has a trace frequency (0.002). The average frequency of ACP1*A allele in people of India is 0.242, ranging from 0.035 […]

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

In 1956, Grubb demonstrated by an agglutination inhibition technique that there are inherited differences associated with Gammaglobulin of human serum. A few years later, it was shown that the same technique could distinguish a further set of differences controlled by an independent set of alleles (Ropartz), and the agglutination inhibition test as applied to the […]

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

Human Leucocyte Antigen System (HLA) The term HLA refers to the Human Leucocyte Antigen System, which is controlled by genes on the short arm of chromosome six. The HLA loci are part of the genetic region known as the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC). The MHC has genes (including HLA) which are integral to normal function […]

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I.9.6 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker- Rh blood groups

The Rhesus-System The discovery of Rhesus (Rh) blood groups- Landsteiner and Wiener Its role in erythroblastosis foetalis – Levine Synthesis of Rh gene complex- Fisher’s , The CDE system – Fisher and Wiener A numerical Rh notation system free from any genetical implications was developed by Rosenfield et al. A number of Rh variants have […]

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I. Holism Vs Atomism in Anthropology

Holism is the total study while atomism is part study. Holism is anthropological approach while atomism is used in other social studies. Anthropologist study total aspect of human being to ensure generalization of human behavior. On the other hand, Atomism or social atomism is a sociological theory arising from the scientific notion atomic theory, coined by the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus and the […]

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