OMIA:000121-9940 : Blood group system C in Ovis aries

In other species: cattle , goat , pig , , aoudad , turkey , chicken

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

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.

Species-specific description: This locus has at least 4 alleles. It appears to be analogous to the C system in cattle.


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.

1992 Nguyen, T.C., Morera, L., Llanes, D., Leger, P. :
Sheep Blood Polymorphism and Genetic Divergence Between French Rambouillet and Spanish Merino - Role of Genetic Drift Animal Genetics 23:325-332, 1992. Pubmed reference: 1503271 .
1985 Nguyen, T.C. :
Evaluation of linkage between the R-O-i and C blood group systems in sheep Animal Blood Groups and Biochemical Genetics 16:13-17, 1985. Pubmed reference: 4003854 .
1983 Bell, K., Agar, N.S., Board, P.G. :
The blood groups of domestic mammals :133-164, 1983.
1982 Casati, M.Z., Caroll, A. :
[Immunogenetic characterisation of a population of Varese sheep] Atti della Societa Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie 35:571-572, 1982.
1980 Nguyen, T.C., Bunch, T.D. :
Blood groups and evolutionary relationships among domestic sheep (Ovis aries), domestic goat (Capra hircus), aoudad (Ammotragus lervia) and european mouflon (Ovis musimon) Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 12:169-180, 1980.
Tucker, E.M., Evans, N.R.S., Kilgour, L. :
Close linkage between the C blood group locus and the locus controlling amino acid transport in sheep erythrocytes Animal Blood Groups and Biochemical Genetics 11:119-125, 1980. Pubmed reference: 7436049 .

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