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Diversity of MHC IIB genes and parasitism in hybrids of evolutionarily divergent cyprinoid species indicate heterosis advantage

Authors

ŠIMKOVÁ Andrea GETTOVÁ Lenka CIVÁŇOVÁ Kristína SEIFERTOVÁ Mária JANÁČ Michal VETEŠNÍK Lukáš

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Scientific reports
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96205-x
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96205-x
Keywords MHC IIB genes; heterosis advantage; cyprinid fish
Description The genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are an essential component of the vertebrate immune system and MHC genotypes may determine individual susceptibility to parasite infection. In the wild, selection that favors MHC variability can create situations in which interspecies hybrids experience a survival advantage. We assessed MHC IIB genetic variability and its potential relationships to hosts' ectoparasite communities.
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