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Publication Date


First Advisor

Robert B. Merritt

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science


Biological Sciences


Genetics, Genetics-Experiments, Genetic polymorphisms, Chromosome inversions, Inversion polymorphism, Laboratory exercies


Previous work by Small, et al ., examined an inversion polymorphism on the long arm of the Xchromosome involving two genes ( FLNA and EMD ) and determined the frequency of the inversion in a group of European individuals. 1 Here we investigate multiple ancestral groups from across the globe in an attempt to examine the variation within and between populations and find that frequency of inversion differs greatly between ancestral groups.




25 pages : color illustrations. Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-25)