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Pradeep Bokariya1, Singhvi S.M. (M.S. Anatomy)2, D.S. Chowdhary3, Ruchi Kothari4


Background: The importance of dermatoglyphics in comparative human population studies hardly needs emphasis, for the simple reason that dermatoglyphic traits are under genetic control. Besides, they are known to vary considerably owing to the fact that they are controlled by many additive genes.


Dermatoglyphics, TFRC, AFRC, Finger Tip Ridge patterns. Furuhata’s index, Jain.



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  2. Basu A - Digital dermatoglyphics of the three caste groups of Mysore. Am J Phy Anthrop 1976; 45(3): 437–441.

  3. Furuhata T., The difference of the index fingerprints according to race. Jap Med World. 1927; 7:162.

  4. Kargavo et al - Dermatoglyphic characteristics of a population from central Rhodopes. Anthropologischers. Anzieger Dec.1999; 57(4): 349–60.

  5. Cummins H., Midlo C., Palmar and Plantar epidermal ridge configuration (dermatoglyphics) in European Americans. Am J Phy Anthrop 1926; 9: 471–502.

  6. Penrose L.S., Finger prints pattern and the sex chromosome. Lancet 1967; 1: 298–300.

  7. Holt S.B., Genetics of dermal ridges: Frequency distribution of total finger ridge count, Ann. Hum Genet (London) 1955; 20:159–170.

  8. Mavalwala J., The utility of the ‘atd’ angle in dermatoglyphics. Am J Phy Anthrop 1963; Vol. 21: 77–80.

  9. Tiwari SC - Finger dermatoglyphics of Tibetians. Am J Phy Anthrop 1967; 26: 289–296.

  10. Chattopadhyay P.K., Finger dermatoglyphics of Rarhi Brahmins of Bengal. Am J Phy Anthrop 1969;30: 397–402.



1. Lecturer
Dept. of Anatomy
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram
2. Associate Professor
Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
3. Professor & Head
Dept. of Anatomy
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital Sitapura,
Jaipur, Rajasthan
4. Lecturer
Dept. of Physiology
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram


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