Lactate Dehydrogenase Electrophoretic Variant in a New Guinea Highland Population

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Science  14 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3868, pp. 701-702
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3868.701


Six examples of a variation in the LDH-A subunit have been detected in 408 samples from three exogamous clans in the New Guinea Highlands. The New Guinea variant is similar to the Memphis-4 variant. Origin of the New Guinea variant could not be traced by genealogy but it seems likely to have persisted for several generations.

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