Comparison of Fingernail Ridge Patterns of Monozygotic Twins

    Volume 35, Issue 1 (January 1990)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Diaz, AA
    Graduate students and associate professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Boehm, AF
    Graduate students and associate professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Rowe, WF
    Graduate students and associate professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    (Received 5 January 1989; accepted 23 January 1989)

    Abstract

    The ridge patterns on the fingernails of corresponding fingers of a pair of twins were compared microscopically and found to be readily distinguishable from one another. Based on blood grouping in six blood group systems (ABO, Rhesus, Ss, Duffy, Kidd, and Kell), the probability that the twins were monozygotic was calculated to be 89.1%.


    Paper ID: JFS12805J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12805J

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