Finger ridge counts and palmar prints of Libyan population in Benghazi city

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Bozrayda S.A.
Al Shakmak F.H.
Shoeib T.M.
Abusneina A.

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The aims of study were to characterize finger ridge counts, palm prints and analyze bisexual and bilateral differences of Libyan population in Benghazi city. The samples were collected from students at university of Benghazi includes 487 males and 587 females who aged between 18 and 24 years old. Finger prints were obtained by using the standard ink procedure. After the prints classified into arches, loops and whorls, the ridge counts were calculated for each finger. The atd angle, max atd angle, a-b ridge counts and mainline index were recorded for palm. Sexual and bilateral differences were found in each finger ridge counts especially in finger I. Total ridge counts were higher in males (146.81) than in females (136.96). Atd angle, max atd angle, a-b ridge count, and mainline index were 77.15, 116.54, 84.27 and 8.50, respectively. The ridge counts and palm prints in Benghazi city is very close to those of North African and Mediterranean populations. 

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Bozrayda , S., Al Shakmak F.H., A. S. F., Shoeib, S., & Abusneina , A. (2022). Finger ridge counts and palmar prints of Libyan population in Benghazi city. International Journal of Anthropology, 37(1-2), 95-103. https://doi.org/10.14673/IJA2022121090
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