The Genetics of Chicken 7S Immunoglobulin Allotypes

  • Edward K. Wakeland
  • Albert A. Benedict
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 64)


Studies on the phylogeny of immunoglobulins (Ig) focus on the structural similarities and differences between the Ig of various vertebrate species. Such structural comparisons, particularly those utilizing amino acid sequencing data, have been used to reveal the theoretical evolution of Ig structural genes. Evolutionary genetic mechanisms, such as complete gene duplication, partial gene duplication, and gene fusion are common postulates of phylogenetic theory (1). Yet, there is a paucity of information on the genetic organization of the Ig structural genes in non-mammals. With hopes of obtaining this kind of information in avian species, we have begun studies on the genetic organization of chicken 7S Ig structural genes.


Inbred Line Genetic Organization White Leghorn Papain Digestion Phylogenetic Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward K. Wakeland
    • 1
  • Albert A. Benedict
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of MicrobiologyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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