Linkage of loci controlling alloantigens on red blood cells and lymphocytes in the horse

Science  22 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4399, pp. 1317-1319
DOI: 10.1126/science.451540


A system of equine lymphocyte alloantigens designated ELA, is identified, and it is shown that the locus or loci controlling these markers must be closely linked to the locus controlling markers in the A system of horse blood groups. Among 29 offspring in two stallion families there was evidence for one recombinant. Lod scores for linkage between the A and ELA loci in the two families were 3.61 and 3.33, respectively, for theta equal to 0.