Serum Albumin: Polymorphism in Man

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Science  25 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3652, pp. 1679-1680
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3652.1679


Serums from 1015 individuals, mainly Norwegians, were studied by starch-gel electrophoresis. All but one showed the same albumin phenotype. The appearance of the exceptional sample on starch gel fits with that of a heterozygote. A genetic theory of two alleles AlF and AlS is proposed.