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Three identical alpha + thalassemia genes, one of which always carried the Hb J Tongariki mutation, have been observed in Vanuatuans. Despite the fact that at least two of them have arisen by different types of crossover event, the expression of all three haplotypes is identical.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Haematol

Publication Date

1982

Volume

51

Pages

243 - 249

Keywords

*Chromosome Deletion *Chromosomes, Human, 16-18 Dna Genes Globins/*genetics Hemoglobin J/*genetics Hemoglobins, Abnormal/*genetics Human Pedigree Phenotype Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Thalassemia/*genetics Vanuatu