Primates

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 391–397

ABO Blood groups in cebidae (Platyrrhini, Primates) from the Rio Jamari Region

  • Rossineide Martins da Rocha
  • Maria Lúcia Harada
  • Horacio Schneider
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02381200

Cite this article as:
da Rocha, R.M., Harada, M.L. & Schneider, H. Primates (1992) 33: 391. doi:10.1007/BF02381200

Abstract

Blood and saliva samples were collected from 84Aotus azarae boliviensis, 31Ateles paniscus chamek, 130Callicebus brunneus, 130Cebus apella, 117Pithecia irrorata irrorata, and 117Saimiri ustus. Saliva samples were investigated for human ABH antigens by the standard hemagglutination inhibition test. Two species,P. irrorata andC. brunneus showed monomorphism, presenting only the A blood group. Among the polymorphic species,A. paniscus andC. apella presented theO (30 and 3) and A (1 and 127) phenotypes, and the B (80) and AB (4) phenotypes were detected inA. azarae. S. ustus was the only species that presented all the four phenotypes. The observed distribution was as expected assuming Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium to be present in those species that could be tested. The ABH substances were titrated and a comparison among species was made. Serum samples were used to detect natural antibodies and the results showed some disagreement between serum and saliva phenotypes.

Key Words

ABO blood groupsNew World monkeysCebidaeNatural populationABH antigens

Copyright information

© Japan Monkey Centre 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rossineide Martins da Rocha
    • 1
  • Maria Lúcia Harada
    • 1
  • Horacio Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Genética, Centro de Ciências BiológicasCampus Universitário do Guamá, Universidade Federal do ParáBelém, ParáBrazil