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Unformatted text preview: for the gene. • Example: A,B,O alleles for human rbc coats, the "I" gene. The I A (A) and I B (B) alleles are co-dominant. The i (O) allele is recessive Blood Type Genotype Red Blood Cells AB AB I A I B A AA or AO I A I A or I A i B BB or BO I B I B or I B i O OO ii Inheritance of ABO Blood Type Antigen-Antibody Reactions One consequence of the inheritance of the ABO blood type is that the A and B coatings are antigens, and can trigger antibody reactions in non-complementary individuals. This is important for blood transfusions, but not in genetics. In reality, there are variant alleles for each of the blood types beyond those discussed in biology classes....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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