A locus-wide approach to assessing variation in the avian MHC: the B-locus of the wild turkey

@article{Chaves2011ALA,
  title={A locus-wide approach to assessing variation in the avian MHC: the B-locus of the wild turkey},
  author={Lee Daniel Chaves and Gretchen M. Faile and Julie A W Hendrickson and Karen E. Mock and Kent M Reed},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2011},
  volume={107},
  pages={40-49}
}
Studies of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) diversity in non-model vertebrates typically focus on structure and sequence variation in the antigen-presenting loci: the highly variable and polymorphic class I and class IIB genes. Although these studies provide estimates of the number of genes and alleles/locus, they often overlook variation in functionally related and co-inherited genes important in the immune response. This study utilizes the sequence of the MHC B-locus derived from a… CONTINUE READING