Population structure of eastern sicily

Maria Beretta, Paola Mazzetti, Guido Frosina, Gino Schilirò, Antonio Russo, Giuseppe Russo, Italo Barrai

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A sample of 465 persons from Eastern Sicily was studied for 11 red-cell enzymes, namely GLO, GPT, EsD, PGP, PGD, Dia, AcP, PGM, SOD, CAI and CAII. The allele frequencies were compared with those of other Italian populations and showed that the island is homogeneous with the mainland for these systems. The rate of heterozygosity was studied as a function of interparental distance; although high (0.77) the correlation did not reach significance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalHuman Heredity
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1986


  • Eastern Sicily
  • Population structure
  • Red-cell enzymes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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