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Asian Man (The) - An International Journal
Year : 2013, Volume : 7, Issue : 1and2
First page : ( 190) Last page : ( 191)
Print ISSN : 0974-6366. Online ISSN : 0975-6884.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0975-6884.7.1X.026

Taste Sensitivity to PTC and Incidence of Colour Blindness among the Chamars of District Lakhimpur Khiri, Uttar Pradesh

Chauhan H.B.S.1, Kumar Sunil1, Sachdeva M.P.2, Singh Udai Pratap3

1Department of Anthropology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar-246174

2Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007

3Department of Anthropology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007. Email: drudaipratapsingh64@gmail.com

Online published on 11 December, 2013.

Abstract

Phenylthiourea or phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taste sensitivity in 525 Chamars from the district of Lakhimpur Khiri, U.P., reveals bimodal distribution of tasters and non-tasters; the incidence of tasters being 63.42% for the Chamars. The percentage of incidence of colour blindness among the Chamars is 0.6%.

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Keywords

PTC, Colour blindness, Variation, Chamars.

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