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    Hi,
    Just wondering if we inheirit our blood group from both parents? My nurse told me you get it from your father? If that is the case Mum got her O blood group from him...is there any correlation between blood groups and geographic locations?

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    Originally posted by burto
    Hi,
    Just wondering if we inheirit our blood group from both parents? My nurse told me you get it from your father? If that is the case Mum got her O blood group from him...is there any correlation between blood groups and geographic locations?
    Some info and statistics of blood groups:

    http://www.familytreedna.com/forum/...ht=blood+groups

    http://www.bloodbook.com/world-abo.html
    http://www.bloodbook.com/race-eth.html
    http://www.bloodbook.com/rare.html

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      http://mbe.library.arizona.edu/data/1997/1404/6sait.pdf

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        So the bloodgroups are the same/similar in other primates? That must mean they are older than the human race and its' haplogroups.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Eki
          So the bloodgroups are the same/similar in other primates? That must mean they are older than the human race and its' haplogroups.
          Perhaps, "the same" is not a precise word to call this kind of similarity. Rather "isofunctional alleles" or something like this. The fact is that monkeys have developed distinct sets of ABO alleles and the whole tree based on the molecular data corresponds to what most phylogeneticists think of the primate genealogy. In other words, human A allele and chimp A are not the same. For instance, humans have O, A and B, chimps have A and O, gorillas B and O etc. Those are immunologically defined variants responsible for the synthesis of glycosyltransferases. At the same time, molecular distances are always closer within species than between them.

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