First Linkage of a Species Antigen in the Genus Streptopelia

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Science  13 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3611, pp. 1179-1180
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3611.1179


Twenty-two progeny in a single backcross family of a species hybrid between the dwarf turtle dove and the ring-neck dove exhibited strong association in a repulsion phase of linkage between the silky feather trait and the species-specific hu-8 blood character. This family constituted a test cross for six characters: sex, peanut reactivity, silky feathering, and the three independent species-specific blood characters, hu-1, hu-4, and hu-8.