Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Publication Title

Ecology and Evolution

ISSN

2045-7758

Volume

7

Issue

19

First Page

7638

Last Page

7649

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3317

PubMed ID

29043021

Abstract

Across species, diversity at the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is critical to individual disease resistance and, hence, to population health; however, MHC diversity can be reduced in small, fragmented, or isolated populations. Given the need for comparative studies of functional genetic diversity, we investigated whether MHC diversity differs between populations which are open, that is experiencing gene flow, versus populations which are closed, that is isolated from other populations. Using the endangered ring-tailed lemur (

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