Hetero Blood Types and Breeding Performance

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Science  20 Mar 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3351, pp. 781-782
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3351.781


The phenomenon of hybrid vigor apparently depends to some extent upon the degree of diversity between the genes of the two parents. Results are presented which suggest that diversity of cellular antigens might be used as an indicator of general genetic diversity between mates.