Elizabeta Chadikovska, Biljana Zafirova, Niki Matveeva, Ace Dodevski, Biljana Trpkovska, Biljana Bojadzieva
2021 Journal of Morphological Sciences  
Populational dermatoglyphic study was conducted in order to gain and compare data between different ethnic groups. The aims of the study were to analyze and compare individual dermatoglyphic features in healthy examinees of Macedonian, Albanian and Roma ethnic origin. Some dermatoglyphic parameters were read on the right and left sole prints obtained from healthy individuals of Macedonian, Albanian and Roma ethnic origin. In each group sole prints were obtained from 100 males and 100 females.
more » ... le prints were taken using Cummins and Midlo's ink method. Dermathoglyphics was classified and comparison was made with the results obtained by other authors. We found that the most present patterns in both sexes were in the hallucal, first interdigital and distal thenar area on the sole. The second more common pattern was found in the third interdigital area, with higher frequency in males than in females, and the smallest frequency was found in Roma females. The next pattern was in the second interdigital configurational area on the sole, and again with higher pattern presence in males than in females. Distal loops were the most abundant pattern, followed by concentric whorls, and the rest of the patterns were found in lower percentage in all groups and both sexes. The results obtained for the present triradii were: d, c>b, a>pm>p>e>p', p" in males and d>c>a, b>pm>p>e>p'>p" in females. The results obtained in this study along with data on other dermatoglyphic features elaborated by other authors can serve as the basis for the dermatoglyphic status in the healthy population of Macedonian, Albanian and Roma ethnic origin. They can also serve in further medico-biological investigation for theoretical and scientific purposes.
doi:10.55302/jms2141156ch fatcat:evc52jpmnzfjfgrawlsk7b7ahq