OMIA:000117-9103 : Blood group system A in Meleagris gallopavo

In other species: chicken , goat , pig , sheep , mouflon , aoudad , taurine cattle

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal co-dominant

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.

Inheritance: Law et al. (1965) presented evidence of three loci (systems), namely the A locus with 5 alleles; the C locus with at least 3 alleles; and the F locus involving at least 3 alleles. Three years later, four additional loci (J, K, L, and Q) had been discovered (Stevens and Admunson, 1968).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000117-9103: 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.

1968 Stevens, R.W., Asmundson, V.S. :
Tests for associations between blood groups and performance traits in turkeys. Poult Sci 47:800-6, 1968. Pubmed reference: 5692709 .
1967 Stevens, R.W., Asmundson, V.S. :
Further studies of blood groups in turkeys. Poult Sci 46:963-7, 1967. Pubmed reference: 6064492 .
1965 Law, G.R., Miller, W.J., Asmundson, V.S., Stormont, C. :
Blood groups of turkeys. Genetics 51:253-61, 1965. Pubmed reference: 14292153 .

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