MHC variability in an isolated wolf population in Italy.

@article{Galaverni2013MHCVI,
  title={MHC variability in an isolated wolf population in Italy.},
  author={Marco Galaverni and Romolo Caniglia and Elena Fabbri and Silvana Lapalombella and Ettore Randi},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={2013},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={601-12}
}
Small, isolated populations may experience increased extinction risk due to reduced genetic variability at important functional genes, thus decreasing the population's adaptive potential. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC), a key immunological gene cluster, usually shows high variability maintained by positive or balancing selection in response to… CONTINUE READING