Extensive KIR haplotype diversity found in extended populations. The results of KIR haplotype determination on 4,512 individuals are summarized. The names of the KIR haplotypes are listed in the left-hand column, were the previously sequenced haplotypes are in bold and corresponding recombinant haplotypes immediately beneath. Nomenclature for the recombinant haplotypes identified in this study is based on the presence of an insertion (ins), deletion (del), or gene hybridization (hybd) of a segment of the parent haplotype. The number of chromosomes, frequency of occurrence (the cA01|tB01-del7 and del8 results were not separated), and a cartoon depicting the gene content structure of each haplotype are indicated immediately to the right. A color-coding key at the bottom indicates the gene rearrangement types found within each recombinant haplotype.
Pyo et al. BMC Genomics 2013 14:89 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-89