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Serum Esterase Polymorphism in Chickens

  • J. Csuka
  • E. Petrovský
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The manifestation of polymorphic plasma esterase fractions in chickens is influenced by physiological processes. In the period before reaching sexual maturity the active esterase phenotypes (Es A, Es B, and Es AB) change into the Es 0 type in some chickens. In cocks such a change does not occur. In younger populations and in hens with a high level of egg production the active phenotypes disappear earlier and in a larger number of birds than in less productive populations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Csuka
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Petrovský
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of AgricultureBrnoCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Animal Physiology and GeneticsLiběchovCzechoslovakia

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