Lactate Dehydrogenase in Pigeon Testes: Genetic Control by Three Loci

Science  12 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3624, pp. 1353-1354
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3624.1353


Homogenates of pigeon testes show three types of lactate dehydrogenase isozyme patterns. Recombination of the polypeptide subunits of the dehydrogenase in mixtures of the different types, and the distribution of the three isozyme patterns in six different pigeon populations demonstrated that lactate dehydrogenase synthesis in pigeon testes is under the control of three distinct loci, A, B, and C.