OMIA:000116-9938 : Blood group systems, generic in Ovis aries musimon

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

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.


1982 Bunch, T.D., Ngugen, T.C. :
Blood group comparisons between European Mouflon sheep and North American Desert Bighorn sheep Journal of Heredity 73:112-114, 1982. Pubmed reference: 7096977 .

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 25 Nov 2011