OMIA 000116 : Blood group systems, generic

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.

Species in which this phene is found:
ducks (Anas)
marsupials (Metatheria)
macaques (Macaca)
chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
great apes (Hominidae)
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
domestic cat (Felis catus)
ass (Equus asinus)
horse (Equus caballus)
pig (Sus scrofa)
Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius)
aurochs (Bos primigenius)
cattle (Bos taurus)
goat (Capra hircus)
mouflon (Ovis aries musimon)
sheep (Ovis aries)
teleost fishes (Teleostei)
bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Edit History


  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 03 May 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 14 Oct 2011