The chicken B locus is a minimal essential major histocompatibility complex.

Abstract

Here we report the sequence of the region that determines rapid allograft rejection in chickens, the chicken major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This 92-kilobase region of the B locus contains only 19 genes, making the chicken MHC roughly 20-fold smaller than the human MHC. Virtually all the genes have counterparts in the human MHC, defining a minimal… (More)

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@article{Kaufman1999TheCB, title={The chicken B locus is a minimal essential major histocompatibility complex.}, author={James F. Kaufman and Scott Milne and Thomas W. F. G{\"{o}bel and Brian A Walker and Jose P. Jacob and Charles Auffray and R Zoorob and Stephan Beck}, journal={Nature}, year={1999}, volume={401 6756}, pages={923-5} }