Inheritance of a Serum Protein in Swine

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Science  03 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3414, pp. 1681
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3414.1681


A study of polymorphism of the starch-gel electrophoretic pattern for one of the blood serum proteins in swine (tentatively designated protein B) reveils that it is controlled by a single palir of alleles exhibiting partial dominance. BB genotypes appear to have twice the amount of protein B that the Bb genotype has, while bb genotypes show no evidence of the protein. Present indications are that the Yorkshire and Landrace breeds differ in the frequiency of these genes.