The Inheritance of Elbow Crease Trait in a group of families in Erbil city/ Iraq


The present study aimed to know the inheritance method of elbow crease trait in human from parents to their offspring, our study included (100) families (parents, sons and daughters) however we have studied the effect of parent degree of consanguinity, blood groups on the transmission of this trait from parents to their offspring. The result indicates there was no significant association between parent’s degree of consanguinity and transmission of elbow crease because the ratio of randomly selected foreigner parents were %65. In addition our study involved the study of some other factors like blood groups which has also no significant effect. There were several significant association of presence of elbow crease in both parents and their offspring.