MHC class II beta exon 2 variation in pardalotes (Pardalotidae) is shaped by selection, recombination and gene conversion
Shandiya Balasubramaniam, Raoul A Mulder, Paul Sunnucks, Alexandra Pavlova, Jane Melville
Immunogenetics | SPRINGER | Published : 2017
Awarded by Australian Research Council
We thank all the members of the Birds Linkage team, especially A. Lill and N. Takeuchi, and numerous volunteers for assistance with fieldwork, as well as K. Harrisson for helpful comments on the manuscript. Samples were collected under permits from the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (numbers 10004294 under the Wildlife Act 1975 and the National Parks Act 1975, and NWF10455 under section 52 of the Forest Act 1958), the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Schemes and under approval and monitoring of Monash University ethics processes (BSCI/2007/07). This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (LP0776322), Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Museum Victoria, Parks Victoria, the North Central and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authorities, University of Melbourne (SB) and the Australian Academy of Sciences (JM).