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The secret in their MHC: variation and selection in a free living population of great tits

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Understanding the genetic basis of fitness differences has been a major goal for evolutionary biologists over the last two decades. Although there are many studies investigating how natural selection can promote local adaptation, few have succeeded to find the link between genotype and fitness of the phenotype. Polymorphic genes of the major histocompatibility complex (Mhc) are excellent candidates for such associations as they are a central component of the vertebrate immune syst...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2013-10-10

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