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Haemoglobins and Transferrins of European Bison and their Cattle Hybrids

Naturevolume 214pages9899 (1967) | Download Citation



THE European bison (Bison bonasus L.) was present in great numbers in the forests of Europe at the beginning of the modern era. With the increase of human activity and the more intensive cultivation of the land, the population of bison decreased to such an extent that the species was near to extinction at the beginning of this century. Now, however, thanks to the care which Polish zoologists and authorities took of a few individual bison, their number is steadily increasing. The population is centred in the Bialowicza forest.

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  1. Department of Medicine, Veterinary College of Norway, Oslo

  2. Institute for Experimental Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw



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