Blood Group Factors and Erythrocytic Protein Polymorphism in Swedish Horses

  • K. Sandberg


A number of 17 horse blood typing reagents have been prepared. The inheritance of the corresponding factors A 1, A′, C, D1, E, H1, J2, K, P1, P′, Q1, Sw12, U1, U2, Sw9, Sw10 and Sw14 was investigated on family material from two native Swedish horse breeds. The factors were assigned to 8 blood group systems, one of which appeared to be “new”.

Starch gel electrophoresis revealed a genetic polymorphism in the enzyme carbonic anhydrase from horse erythrocytes. Family data were consistent with the interpretation that the carbonic anhydrase phenotypes were controlled by 5 codominant autosomal alleles, designated CAF, CAI, CAL, CAOand CAS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Sandberg
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  1. 1.Department of Animal BreedingAgricultural CollegeUppsalaSweden

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