Genes & Genetic Systems
Online ISSN : 1880-5779
Print ISSN : 1341-7568
ISSN-L : 1341-7568
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Evolution of the ABO blood group gene in Japanese macaque
Reiko NodaTakashi KitanoOsamu TakenakaNaruya Saitou
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2000 Volume 75 Issue 3 Pages 141-147

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We determined 5 sequences of Japanese macaque ABO blood group gene exon 7 (ca. 0.5kb) and 2 sequences for exon 5 and intron 6 (ca. 1.7kb). We compared those data with published sequences of other Old World monkey species, and the results suggest that alleles A and B were polymorphic in the ancestral species of macaques, and that B type allele evolved independently in macaque and baboon lineages.

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