Subject: Why hasn't natural selection eliminated the Rhesus negative gene?
Date: Fri May 18 11:06:19 2001
Posted by Stephen
Grade level: grad (science)
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Area of science: Evolution
Without modern medicine, an Rh- woman who has children by a Rh+ man is likely
to lose any babies after the first, due to blood incompatability. This is a
severe selective disadvantage. Since it's not uncommon, must the Rh- gene have
some known or unknown selective advantage to balance this?
Re: Why hasn't natural selection eliminated the Rhesus negative gene?
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