Evolution of major histocompatibility complex class I and class II genes in the brown bear
1 Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, Kraków, 30-387, Poland
2 Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sławkowska 17, Kraków, 31-016, Poland
3 Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Mickiewicza 33, Kraków, 31-120, Poland
4 Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, SE, 901 83, Sweden
5 Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine (LECA), Génomique des Populations et Biodiversité, CNRS UMR 5553, Université Joseph Fourier, BP 53, Grenoble Cedex 9, F-38041, France
6 Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ãs, NO-1432, Norway
7 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, NO-7485, Norway
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:197 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-197Published: 2 October 2012
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Table S1. Primer sequences for MHC class I and MHC class II in the brown.
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Supplementary information. Mammalian MHC sequences used to obtain the brown bear sequences used to design primers.
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Table S2. The number of MHC class I alleles detected in genomic DNA (gDNA) and transcribed alleles (cDNA).
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Table S3. The average pairwise nucleotide and amino-acid distances (A), dN and dS for brown bear MHC class I sequences (B).
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Nucleotide sequences of MHC class II DRB genes in the Scandinavian brown bear.
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