information on inherited traits?
hunter at work.nlm.nih.gov
Thu Jun 25 11:46:26 EST 1992
Jim Mullens writes:
I'm looking for information about inherited traits, specifically "congenital
suppression of the third molar" -- lack of wisdom teeth.
In the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, there is the following entry:
194100 WISDOM TEETH, ABSENCE OF
Gruneberg (1936) described a family in which a mother and 4 of 5
children lacked some or all wisdom teeth. The evidence for simple
dominant inheritance is meager. Gorlin (1977) stated that in one-
third or more of most populations one or more wisdom teeth are
missing. Mendelian inheritance is doubtful.
Gorlin, R. J.: Minneapolis: personal communication, 1977.
Gruneberg, H.: Two independent inherited tooth anomalies in one
family. J. Hered. 27: 225-228, 1936.
Hope this is of some use.
Lawrence Hunter, PhD.
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