OMIA:000116-9940 : Blood group systems, generic in Ovis aries (sheep)

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

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: 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.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000116-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2023 Marzanov, N.S., Devrishov, D.A., Ozerov, M.Y., Maluchenko, O.P., Marzanova, S.N., Shukurova, E.B., Koreckaya, E.A., Kantanen, J., Petit, D. :
The significance of a multilocus analysis for assessing the biodiversity of the Romanov sheep Breed in a comparative aspect. Animals (Basel) 13:1320, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37106883. DOI: 10.3390/ani13081320.
1992 Marai, I.F.M., Gebriel, G.M., Aboufandoud, E.I. :
Relationships Between Blood Groups and Some Wool Characteristics in Egyptian Coarse-Wool Fat-Tailed Sheep Animal Production 55:123-127, 1992.
Morera, L., Llanes, D., Nguyen, T.C. :
Blood Group Factor Frequencies in Spanish Merino Small Ruminant Research 9:297-302, 1992.
1991 Anon. :
Report of the Workshop on Sheep-and-Goat-Blood-Groups at the 22nd International Conference on Animal Genetics in East- Lansing, Michigan, USA, 29 August 1990 Animal Genetics 22:101-102, 1991.
1989 Clarke, S.W., Tucker, E.M., Osterhoff, D.R. :
Blood Groups and Biochemical Polymorphism in the Namaqua Sheep Breed Animal Genetics 20:279-286, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2610403.
1988 Nguyen, T.C. :
Loci for blood polymorphism in sheep and goats: red cell blood groups and lymphocyte antigens :53-56, 1988.
Zanotti-Casati, M., Gandini, G.C., Leone, P., Rognoni, G. :
Genetic relationship among four sheep breeds of the Italian Alpine ark Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 105:135-142, 1988.
1983 Buis, R.C., Tucker, E.M. :
Relationships between rare breeds of sheep in the Netherlands as based on blood-typing Animal Blood Groups and Biochemical Genetics 14:17-26, 1983. Pubmed reference: 6614591.
1980 Tucker, E.M., Clarke, S.W. :
Comparative aspects of biochemical polymorphism in the blood of Caprinae species and their hybrids Animal Blood Groups and Biochemical Genetics 11:163-183, 1980. Pubmed reference: 7458003.
1964 Stansfield, W.D., Bradford, G.E., Stormont, C., Blackwell, R.L. :
Blood groups and their associations with production and reproduction in sheep Genetics 50:1357-1367, 1964. Pubmed reference: 14243986.
1963 Lipecka, C. :
[Studies on blood groups in sheep] Roczniki Nauk Rolniczych. Seria B : Zootechniczna 82:629-643, 1963.
Schmid, D.O. :
[Report on the Eighth European Congress on Blood Group Research in Animals held in Ljubljana in 1962] Zuchtungskunde 35:180-185, 1963.
1962 Eyquem, A., Podliachouk, L., Millot, P. :
Blood groups in chimpanzees, horses, sheep, pigs, and other mammals. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 97:320-328, 1962. Pubmed reference: 13891122.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
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