Genetic mapping of the major histocompatibility complex in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

@article{Ekblom2011GeneticMO,
  title={Genetic mapping of the major histocompatibility complex in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)},
  author={Robert Ekblom and Jessica Stapley and Alex D. Ball and Timothy R. Birkhead and Terry Burke and Jon Slate},
  journal={Immunogenetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={63},
  pages={523-530}
}
Genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) have received much attention in immunology, genetics, and ecology because they are highly polymorphic and play important roles in parasite resistance and mate choice. Until recently, the MHC of passerine birds was not well-described. However, the genome sequencing of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) has partially redressed this gap in our knowledge of avian MHC genes. Here, we contribute further to the understanding of the zebra finch MHC… CONTINUE READING

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