Honor’s College Freeman Research Journal


Maya Davis

Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Document Type



Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Health Sciences

First Advisor

Monika Rasmus Bobay


The Bombay blood phenotype is one of the rarest ABO blood group. It is autosomal recessive allele and occurs due to a point mutation in the FUT1gene on chromosome 19. The H gene synthesizes the H antigen which is located on the red blood cells (RBCs). This thesis analyzes the Bombay phenotype, more specifically how it fits in the human blood group. It questions whether the differences between the Bombay phenotype and the ABO blood group affects its place as an actual blood group. The goal of this study is to increase the amount of knowledge regarding the Bombay phenotype and the human blood group system.



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