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Inheritance patterns of enzymes and serum proteins of mallard-black duck hybrids

Biochemical Systematics and Ecology

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DOI: 10.1016/0305-1978(84)90019-X

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Abstract

From 1974 to 1976, a breeding program was used to produce hybrids of black ducks and mallards for the evaluation of inheritance patterns of serum proteins and serum, liver and muscle enzymes. In addition to the crosses designed to produce hybrids, a series of matings in 1975 and 1976 were designed to evaluate inheritance patterns of a hybrid with either a black duck or mallard. At the F1 level, hybrids were easily distinguished using serum proteins. However, once a hybrid was crossed back to either a mallard or black duck, only 12?23% of the progeny were distinguishable from black ducks or mallards using serum proteins and 23?39% using esterases. Muscle, serum and liver enzymes were similar between the two species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Inheritance patterns of enzymes and serum proteins of mallard-black duck hybrids
Series title:
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
DOI:
10.1016/0305-1978(84)90019-X
Volume
12
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
119-123
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
First page:
119
Last page:
123