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Distribution of the Lactase Phenotypes in the Old Worlda N II) :::!! - II) ... c. ) Han, Northern Chinese Mongols Kasakhs 8 279 Central Thais 55 0 5 7 15 14 8 10 22 200 149 30 40 71 79 60 60 87 Mixed groups Iranians ( > 12 years) Pashtoons Tajik Pasha-i Other groups "Overseas" Indians 7 43 48 II 34 17 106 12 Singhalese Northern Thais 75 388 Ill 85 53 204 225 55 Syrians Northern Egyptians Central Egyptians Southern Egyptians Ashkenazic Jews Jordanians Lebanese Maghrebi 174 149 31 229 271 145 149 25 33 56 65 52 50 65 68 282 94 51 42 161 177 43 88 76 92 100 97 73 100 83 83 79 82 87 83 75 91 73 85 60 79 79 79 78 Wang et al.

The frequency of lactase restriction here is less than 25%. Assuming Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, one has that LAC*P is more frequent than LAC*R in these populations. 3.

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