Analysis of the sequence variations in the Mhc DRB1-like gene of the endangered Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)

@article{Kikkawa2005AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the sequence variations in the Mhc DRB1-like gene of the endangered Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)},
  author={Eri F. Kikkawa and Tomi T. Tsuda and Taeko K. Naruse and Daisuke Sumiyama and Michio Fukuda and Masanori Kurita and Koichi Murata and Rory P. Wilson and Yvon LeMaho and Michio Tsuda and Jerzy K. Kulski and Hidetoshi Inoko},
  journal={Immunogenetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={57},
  pages={99-107}
}
The Major Histocompatibility Complex (Mhc) genomic region of many vertebrates is known to contain at least one highly polymorphic class II gene that is homologous in sequence to one or other of the human Mhc DRB1 class II genes. The diversity of the avian Mhc class II gene sequences have been extensively studied in chickens, quails, and some songbirds, but have been largely ignored in the oceanic birds, including the flightless penguins. We have previously reported that several penguin species… CONTINUE READING

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