publication . Article . 2009

Frequency Distribution of Blood Groups ABO, MN and Rh Factor in Philippine Cosmopolitan, Regional and the National Populations

Ruth Marian S. Guzman; Ricardo Noel R. Gervasio; Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla; Ernelea P. Cao;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009 Journal: Science Diliman, volume 21, issue 2, pages 43-49 (issn: 0115-7809, eissn: 2012-0818, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of the Philippines
Abstract
Frequency distribution of blood groups is important as it is used in modern medicine, genetic research, anthropology, and tracing ancestral relations of humans. Blood groups include the ABO, Rh and the MN red cell antigens. The frequency distribution of these three blood groups were obtained and assessed for differences from three populations: (1) a regional population from the town of Cabagan located in Isabela province; (2) a cosmopolitan population from the University of the Philippines’ roster of students; and (3) the national population’s data obtained from blood banks all over the Philippines. This study sought to determine the frequency distribution of AB...
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free text keywords: genetic frequencies, ABO, MN, Rh factor, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q, lcsh:Science (General), lcsh:Q1-390
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