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Sequencing of the core MHC region of black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and comparative genomics of the galliform MHC

Biao Wang1*, Robert Ekblom2, Tanja M Strand13, Silvia Portela-Bens1 and Jacob Höglund1

Author Affiliations

1 Population Biology and Conservation Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 D, Uppsala, SE-752 36, Sweden

2 Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 D, Uppsala, SE-752 36, Sweden

3 Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Department of Preparedness, Nobels väg, , 18, Solna, SE-171 82, Sweden

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:553  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-553

Published: 15 October 2012

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Additional file 1:

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and deletion-insertion polymorphisms (DIPs) identified by comparison of the consensus sequence of black grouse MHC and the sequence of fosmid clone P2D1.

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Microsatellites identified from the black grouse MHC sequence.

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Phylogenetic trees of pooled BF loci and pooled BLB loci of the five galliform species.

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PCR primers used in screening the fosmid library for MHC-bearing clones.

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