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A Further Example of the Anti-S Agglutinin

Nature volume 162, pages 6667 (10 July 1948) | Download Citation



A SECOND example of the human hæmagglutinin, anti-S, discovered by Walsh and Montgomery1 has been identified. This agglutinin was shown by Sanger and Race2 to be connected with the MN blood-group system, and to define either two more allelomorphs, MS and NS, at this locus, or else a second locus S, very closely linked to that for M and N. For practical purposes there is no difference between these two alternative possibilities.

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    , and , Nature, 160, 504 (1947).

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    , and , Nature, 160, 505 (1947).

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    , Ann. Eugen., 13, 150 (1946).

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  1. Division of Laboratories, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. April 1.

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