Erythrocyte potassium and sodium polymorphisms in donkey (Equus asinus)

Attila Miseta, Péter Bogner, Miklós Kellermayer, Denys N. Wheatley, István Takács, Gyula Nagy, Ivan L. Cameron

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1. 1. Erythrocyte potassium polymorphism in donkeys (Equus asinus) is reported. 2. 2. The erythrocyte K+/Na+ ratio is 6.51-13.6 in the high potassium and 1.19-1.67 in the low potassium donkey subgroups. 3. 3. There are some animals, however, that have intermediate K+/Na+ ratios of 2.21-3.91 in addition to these two distinct subgroups. 4. 4. The low potassium type erythrocytes appeared to be smaller than the high potassium type ones. 5. 5. Data supporting an incomplete recessive/dominant inheritance pattern of this erythrocyte potassium polymorphism is also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physiology


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