Genetic diversity at neutral and adaptive loci determines individual fitness in a long-lived territorial bird.

@article{Agudo2012GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic diversity at neutral and adaptive loci determines individual fitness in a long-lived territorial bird.},
  author={Rosa Agudo and Martina Carrete and Miguel Alcaide and Ciro Rico and Fernando Hiraldo and Jos{\'e} Antonio Don{\'a}zar},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={279 1741},
  pages={3241-9}
}
There is compelling evidence about the manifest effects of inbreeding depression on individual fitness and populations' risk of extinction. The majority of studies addressing inbreeding depression on wild populations are generally based on indirect measures of inbreeding using neutral markers. However, the study of functional loci, such as genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), is highly recommended. MHC genes constitute an essential component of the immune system of individuals… CONTINUE READING

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