Basilar clefting: a familial condition?

Authors
Citation
T. Anderson, Basilar clefting: a familial condition?, ANN ANATOMY, 182(6), 2000, pp. 583-587
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Experimental Biology
Journal title
ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER
ISSN journal
0940-9602 → ACNP
Volume
182
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
583 - 587
Database
ISI
SICI code
0940-9602(200011)182:6<583:BCAFC>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
Excavation at the deserted medieval village of Quattro Macine, Apulia revea led two ruined churches and associated cemeteries of stone-lined tombs. Typ ically, a tomb contained an articulated burial and bundles of disarticulate d bone, no doubt, representing family tombs that were re-opened several tim es during the medieval period. In one tomb, two examples of basilar cleftin g, a manifestation of occipital vertebra, were recorded. Apparently, this r are condition has not been recorded in archaeological material. Its presenc e in two individuals from the same grave is the first evidence that there i s a genetic component in this rare anatomical variant.