OMIA:000121-9913 : Blood group system C in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

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

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.

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:000121-9913: 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.
Osta, R., Zaragoza, P., Rodellar, C., Belenguer, S.G., Gascon, M., Purroy, A. :
Relationship Between Genetic Markers and Serum Enzymatic Activity in Fighting Bulls Veterinary Research 24:396-401, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8260961.
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.
1981 Grosclaude, F., Alaux, M.T., Houlier, G., Guérin, G. :
The C system of cattle blood groups. 1. Additional factors in the system. Anim Blood Groups Biochem Genet 12:7-14, 1981. Pubmed reference: 6166224.
Guérin, G., Grosclaude, F., Houlier, G. :
The C system of cattle blood groups. 2. Partial genetic map of the system. Anim Blood Groups Biochem Genet 12:15-21, 1981. Pubmed reference: 6166223.
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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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
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