Mhc class II diversity and balancing selection in greater prairie-chickens

@article{Eimes2009MhcCI,
  title={Mhc class II diversity and balancing selection in greater prairie-chickens},
  author={John A Eimes and Jennifer L. Bollmer and Peter O. Dunn and Linda A Whittingham and Charles F. Wimpee},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2009},
  volume={138},
  pages={265-271}
}
The major histocompatibility complex (Mhc) of domestic chickens has been characterized as small and relatively simple compared with that of mammals. However, there is growing evidence that the Mhc of many bird lineages may be more complex, even within the Order Galliformes. In this study, we measured genetic variation and balancing selection at Mhc loci in another galliform, the greater prairie-chicken. We cloned and sequenced a 239 bp fragment of Mhc Class II β-chain (BLB) exon 2 in 14… CONTINUE READING

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