Linkage analysis and the inheritance of arches in a Habbanite isolate

Am J Hum Genet. 1979 Sep;31(5):620-9.


A pedigree and linkage analysis was performed on a corrected version of the Habbanite pedigree 2 of Slatis et al. [1]. The trait "arch on any digit" was examined for major gene inheritance and possible linkage to several blood and serum group markers. The results confirm the proposed dominant major gene inheritance of this trait with almost complete penetrance. In addition, the analysis suggests linkage with the haptoglobin locus with evidence against linkage with Pl and Rhesus. These results are of particular interest in view of recently reported dermatoglyphic associations with haptoglobin.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Consanguinity
  • Dermatoglyphics*
  • Female
  • Genes, Dominant
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Genetic Markers*
  • Haptoglobins / genetics
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Jews*
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Yemen / ethnology


  • Genetic Markers
  • Haptoglobins