The allele frequencies for beta-thalassemia for 51 localities in the province of Rovigo, and in 25 localities in the province of Ferrara, were studied. It was observed that in the province of Ferrara there is a significant cline of frequencies; these decrease from the coast of the Adriatic Sea toward the west. No such gradient was visible in Rovigo. It was advanced, also on the basis of geography documented by ancient maps, that in the province of Rovigo there were multiple foci of selection for the thalassemia gene, and that in the province of Ferrara selection was stronger in the Oriental part of the area. Examination of the isolation by distance model with these data showed that the Malécot-Morton model fits for the Ferrara data and geography, whereas it does not for Rovigo

BETA-THALASSEMIA IN THE PO-DELTA - SELECTION, GEOGRAPHY, AND POPULATION-STRUCTURE

BARRAI, Italo Enrico;VULLO, Calogero;SCAPOLI, Chiara;BARBUJANI, Guido
1984

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The allele frequencies for beta-thalassemia for 51 localities in the province of Rovigo, and in 25 localities in the province of Ferrara, were studied. It was observed that in the province of Ferrara there is a significant cline of frequencies; these decrease from the coast of the Adriatic Sea toward the west. No such gradient was visible in Rovigo. It was advanced, also on the basis of geography documented by ancient maps, that in the province of Rovigo there were multiple foci of selection for the thalassemia gene, and that in the province of Ferrara selection was stronger in the Oriental part of the area. Examination of the isolation by distance model with these data showed that the Malécot-Morton model fits for the Ferrara data and geography, whereas it does not for Rovigo
Barrai, Italo Enrico; Rosito, A; Cappellozza, G; Cristofori, G; Vullo, Calogero; Scapoli, Chiara; Barbujani, Guido
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