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Major histocompatibility complex genes map to two chromosomes in an evolutionarily ancient reptile, the tuatara sphenodon punctatus

Miller, Hilary C.; O'Meally, Denis; Ezaz, Tariq; Amemiya, Chris T; Graves, Jennifer; Edwards, Scott V

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Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes are a central component of the vertebrate immune system and usually exist in a single genomic region. However, considerable differences in MHC organization and size exist between different vertebrate lineages.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76717
Source: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
DOI: 10.1534/g3.115.017467

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