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Ancestral polymorphism at the major histocompatibility complex (MHCIIβ) in the Nesospiza bunting species complex and its sister species (Rowettia goughensis)

Alexandra Jansen van Rensburg1*, Paulette Bloomer1, Peter G Ryan2 and Bengt Hansson3*

Author Affiliations

1 Molecular Ecology and Evolution Program, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria, Private bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa

2 Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

3 Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Lund University, SE-22362 Lund, Sweden

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:143  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-143

Published: 15 August 2012

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Table S1. List of 23 major histocompatibility complex class II ß (MHCIIß) exon 2 Nesospiza bunting sequences used in the present study.

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