VerF 0930 Pac.
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Mystery of total color blindness on Pacific atoll finally solved / by Michael D. O'Neill.
Color blindness on Pacific Atoll finally solved
O'Neill, Michael D.
S.l. : n.p. , 2001?
7 p. ; 28 cm.
Includes letter from Elisabetta Luchetta, President of the Achromatopsia Association in Italy.
"This high frequency [of achromatopsia] is believed to derive from a founder effect resulting from an 18th-century typhoon [Lengkieki] that decimated the atoll's resident population and left only approximately 20 survivors. Affected Pingelapese can trace their ancestry back to a single male survivor who is thought to have been heterozygous for the disease mutation."
"...researchers had linked the Pingelapese achromatopsia to a small region of chromosome 8".
"The researchers then made use of a key clue that allowed them to home in on the correct candidate gene. This clue was that another achromatopsia gene (CNGA3) had previously been identified on chromosome 2..." (work of Dr. Bernd Wissinger group in Tuebingen, Germany)
Color-blindness--Pingelap (Pohnpei, Micronesia).
Color-blindness--Micronesia (Federated States)--Pohnpei--Pingelap Atoll.
Achromatopsia--Micronesia (Federated States)--Pohnpei--Pingelap Atoll.
Color-blindness on Pingelap
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