Fifty-nine monoclonal antibodies (mAb) were assigned to the adhesion section of the Second International Swine CD Workshop. They were analysed for their reactivity to selected lymphoid cell populations, as well as to non-lymphoid cell lines. Cell lysate ELISAS and Western Blot analyses were also carried out. As a result, thirteen separate cluster groups emerged (p > 0.95). Workshop assignments for adhesion molecules were made: wCD29/49 for mAbs UCP1D2 (#133) and FW4-101 (#165), and PNK-I (#194) and MUC76A (#025) could be assigned to wCD18. For one cluster (FQ1D7, #161 and 2F4, #069) the cellular distribution and MW were characteristic for MHC Class II, and another cluster comprising several antibodies which appeared to recognise MHC Class I. Other clusters could not be assigned to cell surface structures known to be linked to cellular adhesion, however, two further antibodies, 335-2 (#112) and FG1F6 ( #156), could be added to SWC1, and the new SWC8 was defined by MIL3 (#077) and MUC20A (#029), binding a ligand of 29-32 kDa. Clustering for these two antibodies was confirmed by blocking studies. The cellular distribution is known for MIL3, recognising an epitope present on granulocytes, B cells, and a subset of T cells expressing CD8 at high intensity. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.