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Blood Groups of some Australian Aborigines of the Western Desert

Nature volume 212, page 545 (29 October 1966) | Download Citation



DURING our current genetic study of the Australian Aborigine of the Western Desert of Western Australia, we have been able to determine the blood groups of a small sample of people living on the Seventh Day Adventist Mission at Wiluna, about 100 miles east of Meekatharra. A preliminary report is given here; the full population has not yet been sampled. Forty-four persons of mixed sexes and ages, of full blood Aboriginal stock, were sampled and tested for ABO, MNS, Rhesus, P, Lutheran (Lub), Lewis, Kidd and Vel types.

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  1. Human Genetics Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia.

    • I. D. SCOTT
    •  & M. K. SCOTT


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