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Keywords:

  • DLA Nomenclature Committee;
  • rules for acceptance;
  • DLA genes and alleles;
  • sequence based nomenclature

Summary

A Nomenclature committee for Factors of the Dog Major Histocompatibility System or Dog Leukocyte Antigen (DLA) has been convened under the auspices of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) to define a sequence based nomenclature for the genes of the DLA system. The remit of this committee includes:

  • • 
    assignment of gene names
  • • 
    rules for naming alleles
  • • 
    assignment of names to published alleles
  • • 
    assignment of names to new alleles
  • • 
    rules for acceptance of new alleles