OMIA:000116-9263 : Blood group systems, generic in Metatheria

In other species: domestic cat , cattle , dog , goat , horse , pig , sheep , ducks , ass , macaques , great apes , chimpanzee , Arabian camel , bighorn sheep , teleost fishes , aurochs , mouflon

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

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.


1993 Chiscano, K.A., Hackleman, S.M., Underwood, A.R., Bigler, W., Kammerer, C., Vandeberg, J.L., Stone, W.H. :
Blood Groups in a Marsupial (Monodelphis domestica) Journal of Heredity 84:181-183, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8228172 .

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 20 Aug 2020