Blood Group Genetics
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Daniels, G. 2005. Blood Group Genetics. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Blood groups are antigenic determinants on blood cells that represent inherited variation of the proteins, glycoproteins and glycolipids that are exposed at the cell surface. Most of the genes encoding blood group antigens, either directly or indirectly, have been cloned and the molecular bases for many of the polymorphisms are known.
- red blood cells;
- integral membrane proteins