Blood Groups in Anthropoid Apes and Baboons

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Science  04 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3588, pp. 67-69
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3588.67


Tests on chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons, baboons, and a gorilla, with blood grouping reagents prepared for human red cells, have disclosed patterns of reactions characteristic of each primate species. Determinations have been made of A-B-O groups and subgroups, M-N types, Rh-Hr types, secretor status, and Lewis types. Immunization experiments with ape and monkey blood are in progress.