Relationship between Blood Group, Gender, Genotype and Fingerprint Pattern among the University of Maiduguri Kuteb Students

Daniel Rejoice Nugre, Attah Martha Orendu, Helga Ishaya Bedan


Background: Fingerprints are classified and documented on the basis of ridge patterns. The impressions made by designated composition of ridges on the digits of any individual remain unchanged throughout life. The present study was carried out with 300 Kuteb students who are currently studying in the University of Maiduguri.

Materials and Methods: 150 were males and 150 female subjects. ABO blood groups and genotype information was also determined from four languages of the Kuteb tribe. Fingerprint patterns from the ten fingers were studied and the patterns were also recorded.

Findings: The results showed that majority or the subjects belonged to blood group O+. AA genotype was also found to be predominant in the respondents. Whorl fingerprint pattern had the highest frequency and arch were the least in males while loop had a higher frequency in females with whorl being the least frequent pattern.

Conclusion:  The distribution of blood group and gender showed higher percentage of O and B blood group especially in Rh+ among the males compared to females. There wasn’t any observed relationship between fingerprint and blood group.

Keywords: Blood Group, Gender, Genotype And Fingerprint

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