The inheritance of the α-chain hemoglobin variant Gphiladelphia was studied in three Cuban families of African ancestry. The variant represented approximately 33% of the total adult hemoglobin in all subjects, and was associated to a 10.5 kb Bam HI restriction fragment. Mild hematological alterations were present. These data indicate that also in the Cuban population the αG Philadelphia locus is linked to a deletional α-thalassemia
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