OMIA:000120-9913 : Blood group system B in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

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

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

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.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000120-9913: 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.

1998 Rocha, J.L., Sanders, J.O., Cherbonnier, D.M., Lawlor, T.J., Taylor, J.F. :
Blood groups and milk and type traits in dairy cattle: after forty years of research. J Dairy Sci 81:1663-80, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9684174. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(98)75734-0.
1994 Lewin, H.A., Beever, J.E., Da, Y., Hines, H.C., Faulkner, D.B. :
The bovine B and C blood group systems are not likely to be the orthologues of human RH: An interesting twist in the comparative map Animal Genetics 25:13-18, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7943979.
1993 Anderssoneklund, L., Danell, B., Rendel, J. :
Associations of Male Fertility Traits with Blood Groups and Blood Protein Polymorphisms in Dairy Cattle Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A - Animal Science 43:87-95, 1993.
1990 Grosclaude, F., Fran├žois, D., Wimitzky, M. :
Evidence for absence of linkage between the B and Z as well as between the F and S systems of cattle blood groups. Anim Genet 21:427-9, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2090014.
1986 Larsen, B., Hansen, K.M. :
Linkage analysis of loci controlling blood groups and the rectovaginal constriction syndrome in Jersey cattle. Anim Genet 17:277-82, 1986. Pubmed reference: 3767084.
1964 BOUW, J., NASRAT, G.E., BUYS, C. :
THE INHERITANCE OF BLOOD GROUPS IN THE BLOOD GROUP SYSTEM B IN CATTLE. Genetica 35:47-58, 1964. Pubmed reference: 14147862.
1951 Stormont, C., Owen, R.D., Irwin, M.R. :
The B and C systems of bovine blood groups. Genetics 36:134-61, 1951. Pubmed reference: 14823324.

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