OMIA:000116-9909 : Blood group systems, generic in Bos primigenius (aurochs)

In other species: ducks , marsupials , macaques , chimpanzee , great apes , dog , domestic cat , ass (donkey) , horse , pig , Arabian camel , taurine cattle , indicine cattle (zebu) , goat , mouflon , sheep , rabbit , teleost fishes , bighorn sheep

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

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.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000116-9909: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1995 Sipko, T.P., Rautian, G.S., Udina, I.G., Ukhanov, S.V., Berendyaeva, Z.I. :
Investigation of Blood Group Polymorphism in Aurochs (Bison bonasus) Genetika 31:93-100, 1995. Pubmed reference: 7896131.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 14 Oct 2011