MHC polymorphism

MHC polymorphism

Major histocompatibility complex polymorphism. The presence of multiple alleles at a single locus on the major histocompatibility complex, where each allele occurs with a certain frequency in a population group.
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MHC polymorphism and disease resistance to vibrio anguillarum in 8 families of half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis).
MHC polymorphism and disease resistance in Atlantic salmon (Salmosalar); facing pathogens with single expressed major histocompatibility class I and class II loci.
With the development of study, growing eidence showed that high degrees of MHC polymorphism are closely related to resistance or susceptibility to disease in mammals (Medina et al.
In mammals, MHC polymorphism is maintained over long times by positive (balancing) selection at the nonsynonymous sites specifying the PBR of the MHC molecule (Graser et al.
Trans-specific MHC polymorphism and the origin of species in primates J.
Parasites and sexual selection have been documented to sustain the unusually high levels of MHC polymorphism (Piertney and Oliver, 2006).