MHC class II β exon 2 variation in pardalotes (Pardalotidae) is shaped by selection, recombination and gene conversion

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The high levels of polymorphism and allelic diversity which characterise genes in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are thought to be generated and maintained through the combined effects of different evolutionary processes. Here, we characterised exon 2 of the MHC class II β genes in two congeneric passerine species, the spotted (Pardalotus… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00251-016-0953-7

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@article{Balasubramaniam2016MHCCI, title={MHC class II β exon 2 variation in pardalotes (Pardalotidae) is shaped by selection, recombination and gene conversion}, author={Shandiya Balasubramaniam and Raoul A. Mulder and Paul Sunnucks and Alexandra Pavlova and Jane Melville}, journal={Immunogenetics}, year={2016}, volume={69}, pages={101-111} }