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Catalina Monzón-Argüello, Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, Gonzalo Gajardo and Sofia Consuegra Less can be more: loss of MHC functional diversity can reflect adaptation to novel conditions during fish invasions Ecology and Evolution 3

Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.701

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By comparing functional (immune-related) and neutral genetic diversity in invasive rainbow trout, we found that functional genetic diversity can be lost rapidly during adaptation to novel conditions and thus, although high genetic diversity may initially enhance fitness in translocated populations, it does not necessarily reflect invasion success.

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