We have analyzed DNA polymorphism at two minisatellite loci (D19S20 and ApoB 3' VNTR) among five anthropologically distinct population groups of India. Two of these belong to the state of Maharashtra in Western India (Konkanasthas and Marathas) and three from the state of Kerala in Southern India (Nairs, Ezhavas, and Muslims). A total of 235 individuals at D19S20 and 246 individuals at ApoB locus were studied.
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