Eight immunoglobulin allotypic specificities have been identified in the fowl by isoimmunization. Aa1 and Aa2 are controlled as codominants at the a locus, Ab1 and Ab2 at the b locus, and Ac1, Ac2, Ac3, and Ac4 at the c locus. Column chromatography and ultracentrifugation indicate that the specificities at the a locus are located on molecules corresponding to IgG with sedimentation coefficients 7 S. Immunoelectrophoresis results also indicate that we are dealing with an immunoglobulin G molecule. Further tests are underway to resolve this beyond doubt.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Molecular Biology