Blood samples were randomly collected from Badagas of the Nilgiris (South India). DNA was extracted by the salting out procedure (1). DNA typing was by PCR using 25 ng of target DNA following manufacturer's instructions (Gene Print. system (silver stain detection), Promega Corporation. Data were analyzed as per the methods already reported (2–4). Differences have been observed wih Tamil population (South India) (5), other nonCaucasian and Caucasian populations.
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