Genetic inheritance and population genetics

Tatiana Foroud, Daniel L. Koller

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Variation in DNA sequence produces genetic polymorphisms (Greek: many forms). A polymorphism is any DNA sequence in which the less common allele occurs at a frequency of 1% or greater. The first polymorphisms that were identified were those defining the serologic blood groups. Subsequently, many more polymorphisms have been identified

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Genetic Pathology
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781588299741
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Foroud, T., & Koller, D. L. (2008). Genetic inheritance and population genetics. In Molecular Genetic Pathology (pp. 393-403). Humana Press.