Inferring Population History and Demography Using Microsatellites, Mitochondrial DNA, and Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Genes

@inproceedings{Bos2008InferringPH,
  title={Inferring Population History and Demography Using Microsatellites, Mitochondrial DNA, and Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Genes},
  author={D. H. Bos and David Gopurenko and R. Williams and Andrew J. DeWoody},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2008}
}
  • D. H. Bos, David Gopurenko, +1 author Andrew J. DeWoody
  • Published in
    Evolution; international…
    2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have traditionally been used in population genetics because of their variability and presumed neutrality, whereas genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are increasingly of interest because strong selective pressures shape their standing variation. Despite the potential for MHC genes, microsatellites, and mtDNA sequences to complement one another in deciphering population history and demography, the three are rarely used in… CONTINUE READING
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