Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 14, Issue 2, 2012; Page No.(219-224)

RED BLOOD CELL ANTIGEN DISTRIBUTION IN SCHEDULED CASTE POPULATION OF UTTAR PRADESH

PRADEEP KUMAR AND VANDANA RAI

Abstract

This study was aimed to record the frequency of ABO blood groups in the Scheduled caste population of Uttar Pradesh. Total 407 blood samples were analyzed in the present study. In total samples 27.52% (112) individuals had O blood group, 26.29% (107) had A group,36.85% (150) had B group and 9.34% (38) individuals had AB group. The overall picture of phenotypic frequencies of ABO blood group was B>O>A>AB. The decreasing order of allele frequency in SC population was O (0.5328) > B (0.2680) >A (0.1992). Frequencies of different ABO blood groups recorded in our study matches with frequency of the ABO alleles as reported in several other studied carried out in Scheduled caste/tribes population of India.

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