Fox, Kathleen H.

State of Dermatoglyphics - The Science of Finger and Palm Prints
2000 0-7734-7636-9
A hereditary polydactyl in a mouse provides an opportunity to study the effects of this malformation on the surrounding morphological structures and, specifically, on the volar pads, i.e., the sites over which the dermatoglyphic patterns develop. In view of the similarities in the morphology and fetal development of human and mouse hands/feet, the present study is relevant to human subjects, particularly to the understanding of the significance of dermatoglyphic variations in individuals with specific medical disorders. International contributors from Canada, Croatia, Cuba, India, Italy, Japan, Mongolia, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela expand dermatoglyphic knowledge into areas of gene marker determination and populational analysis.