HL-A analysis of a family with C2 deficiency revealed evidence for close linkage between the C2 defect and the histocompatibility HL-A loci. The propositus was homozygous both for C2 deficiency and the HL-A haplotype 10,W18. Among seven children of three double backcross matings, no recombinants were found. The possible significance of such linkage is discussed.

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