Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 15, Issue 9–10, pp 989–1000 | Cite as

Serum esterase genetics in rabbits. IV. The prealbumin and β-globulin systems

  • L. F. M. van Zutphen
  • M. G. C. W. den Bieman
  • J. Bouw


Discontinuous starch gel electrophoresis revealed a fourth allele of rabbit prealbumin serum esterase at locus Est-2. This allele is designated Est-2 f and appears to be silent. In addition to the prealbumin serum esterases, another serum esterase system was studied in rabbits. This system is localized in the β-globulin region. Genetic analysis indicated that one locus with two codominant alleles controls the variation in this region. Linkage of this system with Est-1 and Est-2 of the prealbumin serum esterases was demonstrated. Comparison of the arrangement of these esterase loci on linkage group VI with the esterase loci on chromosome 8 of the mouse gives additional support for the theory of evolutionary conservation of chromosomal segments coding for mammalian esterases.

Key words

genetics esterases evolution rabbit mouse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. F. M. van Zutphen
    • 1
  • M. G. C. W. den Bieman
    • 1
  • J. Bouw
    • 1
  1. 1.Vakgroep Zoötechniek, Department of Animal Genetics, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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