Figure 2.

Alignment of MHC class II B exon 2 amino acid sequences. Three hawk species are included: Buteo galapagoensis (Buga), B. swainsoni (Busw), and B. buteo (Butbu). The B. buteo sequences are from Alcaide et al. [52]. Putative peptide-binding sites based on Brown et al. [28] and Tong et al. [29] are indicated by asterisks and black dots, respectively. Sites identified as conserved by Kaufman et al. [60] are shaded gray, while sites identified by CODEML as being under positive selection by model M8 with a posterior probability >0.99 are in boxes. Periods indicate identity with sequence Buga*01 and dashes indicate deletions.

Bollmer et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:143   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-143
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