OMIA 000116-9604 : Blood group systems, generic in Hominidae

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

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 Socha, W.W. :
Blood groups of apes and monkeys: current status and practical application Laboratory Animal Science 30:698-702, 1980. Pubmed reference: 6775134.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005