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A Scenario for the Origin of Blood Group Antigens

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.106
Pages: 
182–3
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The author proposes that invading organisms insert their DNA sequences into the genomes of humans and this genetic reprogramming could have been the basis of the evolution of blood group antigens.
 
INTRODUCTION
 
A long time ago, in the unpublished manuscript of a book on evolutionary biology, I put forward a hypothesis for the origin of blood group antigens that correlates with recent medical findings in relation to the ABO blood group system. My scenario is based upon interactions between invading organisms (whether viral, bacterial, protozoan, or multicellular) and their hosts.
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06 Aug, 2013
Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

A New Perspective on Evolution

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Pages: 
317–9
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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