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Allotype

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Allotype

(Science: genetics) products of one or more alleles that can be detected as inherited variants of a particular molecule.

Usually the usage is restricted to those immunoglobulins that can be separately detected antigenically.

in humans light chain allotypes are known as Km (Inv) allotypes and heavy chain allotypes as gm allotypes.

See: idiotype.