Heritability of Plasma Cholinesterase Activity in Inbred Mouse Strains

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Science  28 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3774, pp. 529-530
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3774.529


The activity of cholinesterase was measured in the plasma of 543 mice of both sexes from 23 inbred mouse strains. Differences between strains were highly significant. The heritability of this characteristic was 0.70 in females and 0.67 in males.