diversity region

diversity (D) region

a sequence of amino acids that is unique to particular IMMUNOGLOBULINS enabling the molecule to act as an ANTIBODY against specific ANTIGENS.
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Distances to the equator and to the highest diversity region, encompassing the Philippines and parts of Indonesia, accounted for 38% of the explained variation (Table 8).
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