Y-Chromosome Inheritance of Hairy Ears

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Science  15 Jul 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3420, pp. 145
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3420.145


A pedigree of hairy ear rims published in Italy in 1907 indicated holandric inheritance. The recent collection of over 20 pedigrees in India appears to show conclusively that the gene for hairy ear rims is in the Y chromosome. This is further evidence of relationship between the Mediterranean race in Europe and the population of India.