OMIA 000117-9939 : Blood group system A in Ovis sp.

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In other species: chicken , turkey , pig , aoudad , cattle , goat , sheep

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Each blood group system consists of a set of blood types, each of which corresponds to a particular antigen (usually a glycoprotein) on the surface of red blood cells. The different types within a system are the result of the action of different alleles at a locus that usually encodes an enzyme that catalyses the creation of the feature of the glycoprotein unique to that type, e.g. the presence of a particular sugar at the end of a short chain of sugars.

Reference


1980 Nguyen, T.C., Bunch, T.D. :
Blood groups and evolutionary relationships among domestic sheep (Ovis aries), domestic goat (Capra hircus), aoudad (Ammotragus lervia) and european mouflon (Ovis musimon) Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 12:169-180, 1980.

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