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MHC‐based mate choice combines good genes and maintenance of MHC polymorphism
Polymorphic genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are regarded as essential genes for individual fitness under conditions of natural and sexual selection. To test this hypothesis, weExpand
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Major histocompatibility complex polymorphism: dynamics and consequences of parasite-mediated local adaptation in fishes.
Parasitism is a common form of life and represents a strong selective pressure for host organisms. In response to this evolutionary pressure, vertebrates have developed genetically coded defencesExpand
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Divergent selection on locally adapted major histocompatibility complex immune genes experimentally proven in the field
Although crucial for the understanding of adaptive evolution, genetically resolved examples of local adaptation are rare. To maximize survival and reproduction in their local environment, hostsExpand
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Speciation accelerated and stabilized by pleiotropic major histocompatibility complex immunogenes.
Speciation and the maintenance of recently diverged species has been subject of intense research in evolutionary biology for decades. Although the concept of ecological speciation has been accepted,Expand
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Rapid and adaptive evolution of MHC genes under parasite selection in experimental vertebrate populations
The genes of the major histocompatibility complex are the most polymorphic genes in vertebrates, with more than 1,000 alleles described in human populations. How this polymorphism is maintained,Expand
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Parasite diversity, patterns of MHC II variation and olfactory based mate choice in diverging three-spined stickleback ecotypes
Ecological speciation has been the subject of intense research in evolutionary biology but the genetic basis of the actual mechanism driving reproductive isolation has rarely been identified. TheExpand
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Genome‐wide patterns of standing genetic variation in a marine population of three‐spined sticklebacks
Since the end of the Pleistocene, the three‐spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) has repeatedly colonized and adapted to various freshwater habitats probably originating from ancestral marineExpand
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Reciprocal cross infection of sticklebacks with the diphyllobothriidean cestode Schistocephalus solidus reveals consistent population differences in parasite growth and host resistance
BackgroundIn host-parasite evolutionary arms races, parasites are generally expected to adapt more rapidly, due to their large population sizes and short generation times. There exist systems,Expand
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RSCA genotyping of MHC for high-throughput evolutionary studies in the model organism three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus
BackgroundIn all jawed vertebrates, highly polymorphic genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) encode antigen presenting molecules that play a key role in the adaptive immune response.Expand
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Correction: Genomics of Divergence along a Continuum of Parapatric Population Differentiation
The patterns of genomic divergence during ecological speciation are shaped by a combination of evolutionary forces. Processes such as genetic drift, local reduction of gene flow around genes causingExpand
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