Characterization of a Nonclassical Class I MHC Gene in a Reptile, the Galápagos Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

@article{Glaberman2008CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a Nonclassical Class I MHC Gene in a Reptile, the Gal{\'a}pagos Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)},
  author={Scott Glaberman and Louis du Pasquier and Adalgisa Caccone},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={xv, 775 - 58}
}
Squamates are a diverse order of vertebrates, representing more than 7,000 species. Yet, descriptions of full-length major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes in this group are nearly absent from the literature, while the number of MHC studies continues to rise in other vertebrate taxa. The lack of basic information about MHC organization in squamates… CONTINUE READING