Volume 22, Issue 1 (January 1977)
Paternity Testing by Using Erythrocyte Enzyme Esterase D
The recently discovered erythrocyte enzyme system esterase D (EsD)  has been found to be a reliable genetic marker in population studies. It is presumed to be transmitted as an autosomal codominant allele with two common variants, EsD1 and EsD2 , and one rare variant EsD3 [2,3]. Gene frequencies for the EsD1 allele ranged from 0.649 to 0.945 in the twelve populations reviewed by Welch and Lee .