OMIA 000132-9031 : Blood group system L in Gallus gallus

In other species: cattle , goat , pig , turkey

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

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.

Reference


1984 Briles, W.E. :
Early chicken blood group investigations. Immunogenetics 20:217-26, 1984. Pubmed reference: 6088392.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005