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Serum β-Globulin Types in Red Deer and Other Species and their Stability in the Presence of Bacteria

Naturevolume 192pages983984 (1961) | Download Citation



INDIVIDUAL variations in the serum β-globulin patterns obtained on starch-gel electrophoresis have been shown to be genetically determined in a number of species1–5 and in some the proteins concerned have been shown to be transferrins7,8. These variations have been ascribed to a number of alleles5,6 which have been used in the genetic characterization of animal populations2,3,7. This communication reports the serum β-globulin patterns found in red deer (Cervus elaphus) with some observations and experiments on their stability, shows that they are due to transferrins and makes some comparisons with the β-globulin patterns in other species.

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  1. The Nature Conservancy, Speyside Research Station, Aviemore

    • V. P. W. LOWE
  2. Rowett Research Institute, Bucksburn, Aberdeen

    • E. I. McDOUGALL


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