Selection maintains MHC diversity through a natural population bottleneck.

@article{Oliver2012SelectionMM,
  title={Selection maintains MHC diversity through a natural population bottleneck.},
  author={Matthew Kenneth Oliver and Stuart B. Piertney},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={1713-20}
}
A perceived consequence of a population bottleneck is the erosion of genetic diversity and concomitant reduction in individual fitness and evolutionary potential. Although reduced genetic variation associated with demographic perturbation has been amply demonstrated for neutral molecular markers, the effective management of genetic resources in natural populations is hindered by a lack of understanding of how adaptive genetic variation will respond to population fluctuations, given these are… CONTINUE READING

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