Reduced MHC variation in a threatened tuatara species

Hilary Miller, Kimberly Miller, C Daugherty

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The relationship between neutral and adaptive genetic diversity is important to understand in assessing the implications of a population bottleneck. Fitness-related genes, such as those of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), may be influenced by selection, and so retain diversity even when it is lost at neutral markers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206 - 214
Number of pages9
JournalAnimal Conservation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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