DERMATOGLYPHIC APPRAISAL OF STUDENTS
The study was conducted at the faculty of Basic of Medical Sciences, Remo Campus to evaluate the dermatoglyphic appraisal of male students. Fingerprints of 50 male students within the age range of 19 to 24 years were used for this study. All healthy individuals with no history of any genetic disorders were included in the study. Ink method as described by Cummins and Midlo, which requires ink slab, inverted ‘T’ shaped pad, Kores duplicating ink, white paper, magnifying lens and soap was used. The fingers were rolled laterally on the ink slab and then placed on a white paper with one lateral edge and rolled over in opposite direction. Thus the finger tip patterns were recorded and studied with the help of magnifying lens. Finger print patterns were identified as: Loops, Whorls and Arches based on appearance of ridge lines. The present study evaluates the distribution of dermatoglyphic fingertip patterns in both hands among males and the findings of the study are compared with the available data. The result of this study indicates that Ulnar loop and Whorl pattern strength is much more than other patterns and has the potency of much more power and visibility compared to Arch, Radial loop, Twin loop and Acciendental. Likewise, the pattern strength of Arch and Accidental are much more reduced compared to other pattern types, which makes them have potency of lesser power and visibility compared to other pattern types.