Autosomal Phosphogluconic Dehydrogenase Polymorphism in the Cat (Felis catus L.)

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Science  28 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3787, pp. 431-432
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3787.431


Three patterns of 6-phosphogluconic dehydrogenase activity were obtained by starch-gel electrophoresis of blood from domestic cats. Genetic analysis indicates control of these patterns by a pair of alleles at an autosomal locus. Presence of three enzymatically active bands in heterozygotes and of single bands in homozygotes is compatible with at least a dimeric structure for the enzyme.