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Journal of Applied Genetics 44(3), 2003, pp. 369-373

Production of an MHC class II B molecular probe in the turkey, Meleagris gallopavo

Mary D. JONES-DUKES, Charles C. LOCKLEAR, Richard BUCHHOLZ, Steven J. HECHT, Ann M. FINDLEY


Abstract: Genetic selection for disease resistance may be facilitated by molecular markers of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of poultry. We describe the first sequence variation documented at the MHC Class II B region of turkeys, and provide specific probe optimization conditions for studying RFLP polymorphisms in this species.

Key words: MHC, turkey.

Correspondence: R. Buchholz, Department of Biology, University of Mississipi, University, MS 38677,USA; e-mail: byrb@olemiss.edu
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