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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2020, vol. 26, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020263.3313
Published online: 17 September 2020

Original article

J of IMAB. 2020 Jul-Sep;26(3):3313-3316
Ivan Maslarski1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Galina Yaneva2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Anatomy, histology, pathology and forensic medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.

Dermatoglyphic traits (DT) of the palms are an instrument, which is used in anatomy, anthropology, genetics and forensic services. DT can also be applied to medicine and in parts to the prevention of diseases, early diagnostic and establishing important characteristics about life.
The principal purpose of this study is to establish a dermatoglyphic instrument, which can help to establish the zygosity of twins via experimentation with different quantitative and qualitative dermatoglyphic indicators. The materials for investigation (or the sites of investigation) are finger and palm prints from both hands of 21 couple of monozygotic twins (MT) and 22 couples of dizygotic twins.
From the experiment, we can conclude that it is well worth the effort to do a prescription of key parameters, which direct the attention of doctors and anthropologist on the dermatoglyphic traits, which have regards towards zygosity. This paper presents a cheap and reliable method for establishing zygosity, via an algorithm from dermatoglyphic indicators in combination with blood group analysis.

Keywords: twin zygosity, twin method, Dermatoglyphic indicators,

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Please cite this article as: Maslarski I, Yaneva G. Dermatoglyphic methodology for establishing zygosity in the twins. J of IMAB. 2020 Jul-Sep;26(3):3313-3316. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020263.3313

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. Prof. Ivan Maslarski, PhD, Chairman Dept. Anatomy, Histology, Pathology and Forensic medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: maslarsky@gmail.com

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Received: 09 June 2019
Published online: 17 September 2020

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