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P blood group


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A human blood group identified by a glycolipid antigen specified by the dominant gene P on the long arm of chromosome 22. The P antigen binds to the fimbriae of certain strains of E. coli. Therefore, individuals homozygous for null P alleles are less susceptible to infection than P-positive individuals. See fimbria.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.


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