Population studies on the ELA system in American Standardbred and Thoroughbred mares

Ernest Bailey

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336 Standardbred mares and 334 Thoroughbred mares in the vicinity of Lexington, Kentucky, were lymphocyte typed for 11 allelic antigenic specificities of the equine lymphocyte antigen (ELA) system. The Standardbred mares were divided into a population of pacers and a population of trotters. Substantial differences in ELA gene frequencies were found between the 3 groups. When the distribution of antigens within populations were compared to Hardy‐Weinberg equilibrium expectations, relatively good agreement was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-211
Number of pages11
JournalAnimal Blood Groups and Biochemical Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1983


  • ELA
  • antigen
  • equine lymphocyte antigen
  • histocompatibility
  • horse
  • lymphocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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