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Miguel Alcaide, Joaquin Muñoz, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola Extraordinary MHC class II B diversity in a non-passerine, wild bird: the Eurasian Coot Fulica atra (Aves: Rallidae) Ecology and Evolution 4

Version of Record online: 13 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.974

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A next-generation sequencing approach has revealed more than 250 MHC class II alleles (exon 2, beta chain) and extensive gene copy variation in the Eurasian coot Fulica atra. This is the largest extent of MHC variation ever reported, to the best of our knowledge, in a wild population of a nonpasserine bird.

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