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#1 AhMan

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:21 AM

Just came across an interesting article about earlobe. Actually a long time observation of Chinese friends prompted me to ask this question myself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earlobe
What are your earlobes?
Mine are free.
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#2 AhMan

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:08 AM

Actually mine are attached, but not the type you see in most Chinese
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:19 AM

Your earlobe is looks very different compared to mine. My earlobes are free. Surprisingly, I never knew 64.3% of the Chinese population had attached earlobes. I thought having free earlobes was a sign of goodluck in Chinese culture. lol

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

My earlobes are free. I took a picture of it and would probably upload it soon.
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#5 qrasy

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:23 PM

Mine is attached.

Surprisingly, I never knew 64.3% of the Chinese population had attached earlobes.

Nope. It's not the frequency of the phenotype (attached earlobe is recessive, means easily hidden by another gene), but rather allelle.
The frequency of a recessive allele A (with allele B dominant) is more like [frequency of having allele A] minus [frequency of having alleles A and B together].

Edited by qrasy, 06 March 2010 - 09:30 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:03 PM

mine's free too
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#7 Mei Houwang

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:32 AM

Surprisingly, I never knew 64.3% of the Chinese population had attached earlobes.


Attached earlobes are a recessive gene, so according to that information most people would have free earlobes, assuming a 50/50 ratio for both alleles. If the above statement(that 64.3% of Chinese people having attached earlobes) is true, then that would mean there is a statistically few number of people with the dominant unattached earlobe allele. Of course, that is unless the Chinese population is an isolated case.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:30 AM

My earlobes are attached. My pop has free earlobes while my mom has attached earlobes.
Which type of earlobes do you think are dominant in either northern Chinese and Southern Chinese?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:02 AM

mine are free too

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:45 AM

some people say a Earlobe free and fat means a life of happinenss.




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