Relationship of Erythrocyte to Leukocyte Antigens in Chickens

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Science  24 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3530, pp. 620-621
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3530.620


Tests with blood typing antisera revealed that antigens of the A, D, and L blood group systems are erythrocyte specific, while antigens of the B and C systems are common to lymphocytes and erythrocytes. Injection of day-old chicks with erythrocytes inhibited production of agglutinins for lymphocytes as well as erythrocytes when subsequent immunizations were attempted.