Class II multiformity generated by variable MHC-DRB region configurations in the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)

@article{Bowen2004ClassIM,
  title={Class II multiformity generated by variable MHC-DRB region configurations in the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)},
  author={Lizabeth Bowen and Brian M. Aldridge and Frances Gulland and William Van Bonn and Robert DeLong and Sharon R. Melin and Linda J. Lowenstine and Jeffrey L. Stott and Michael L. Johnson},
  journal={Immunogenetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={56},
  pages={12-27}
}
In light of the immunological importance of molecules encoded within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), there are numerous studies examining the variability of these genes in wildlife populations. An underlying assumption in many of these studies is that MHC diversity invariably arises from a high level of allelic variation at a single gene locus, leading to widespread descriptions of thriving species with apparently limited MHC polymorphism. Indeed, in a previous study we failed to… CONTINUE READING

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