Original Research

Transferrin and Haemoglobin types in the African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)

D. R Osterhoff, E Young, I. S Ward-Cox
Koedoe | Vol 15, No 1 | a669 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v15i1.669 | © 1972 D. R Osterhoff, E Young, I. S Ward-Cox | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 December 1972 | Published: 03 December 1972

About the author(s)

D. R Osterhoff, University of Pretoria, South Africa
E Young, Kruger National Park, South Africa
I. S Ward-Cox, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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In a random sample of 84 elephants from the Kruger National Park and five elephants from the Addo Elephant National Park, biochemical polymorphism in the serum transferrins could be established. It seems that elephants in the Kruger and Addo Parks are genetically similar but further studies are indicated to confirm these preliminary findings. For the haemo- globin investigations 109 blood samples were available, all originating from the Kruger National Park and all revealing only one type of haemoglobin.


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