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International Journal of Modern Anthropology

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The Incidence of Finger Ridge Counts among the Christian Population of Mysore, India.

Somayyeh Samehsalari, K.Rajasekhara Reddy, Koohyar Mohsenpour

Abstract


The present study was attempted to obtain the occurrence total and absolute finger ridge counts from 102 unrelated Christian populations (60 males and 42 females) of Mysore city, Karnataka state of India. Data were collected by biometric scanner (USB finger print reader). The mean values of Total finger ridge count and Absolute finger ridge count were higher among the males than females, with sex difference significant ,they were compared with several previous studies on different endogamous population the mean values of total finger ridge count of our study were more similar to Naga people of Mysore.

Keywords: finger Ridge count, Christian population, Mysore




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