Evidence for close genetic linkage between the structural loci for serum albumin (
Alb) and serum vitamin D binding protein ( Gc) in chicken is presented. The results are based on a study of a single sire family comprising 36 informative offspring. No recombinants have been observed. It is concluded that this linkage in the chicken is homologous to the close linkage of the albumin and Gc loci reported in man and the horse. Thus, this linkage group has most probably been conserved for at least 300 million years.