Journal of Jishou University(Natural Sciences Edition) ›› 2011, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (2): 74-77.

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Genetic Studies on Tongue Movement Types of Miao Nationality in Western Hunan


  1. (College of Biology and Environmental Sciences,Jishou University,Jishou 416000,China)
  • Online:2011-03-25 Published:2012-04-09


The tongue movement types including rolling,folding,twisting,pointed and clover-leaf tongues of 555middle school students(254 males,301females)of Miao nationality in western Hunan were investigated.The results showed that 1) the frequencies of rolling,folding,twisting,pointed and clover-leaf tongues were 69.01%,17.30%,19.64%,36.40%,40.36%,respectively;2) no significant sexual difference was found in the frequencies of five tongue moving types(P>0.05);3) there were little correlations among ten combination traits,with only two pairs being related;4) some interactions occurred between twisting tongue gene and folding,pointed tongue gene respectively.

Key words: rolling tongue, folding tongue, twisting tongue, pointed tongue, clover-leaf tongue, Miao nationality

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