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No compensatory relationship between the innate and adaptive immune system in wild-living European badgers

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The innate immune system provides the primary vertebrate defence system against pathogen invasion, but it is energetically costly and can have immune pathological effects. A previous study in sticklebacks found that intermediate major histocompatibility complex (MHC) diversity correlated with a lower leukocyte coping capacity (LCC), compared to individuals with fewer, or many, MHC alleles. The organization of the MHC genes in mammals, however, differs to the highly duplicated MHC genes in sti...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0163773

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Pages:
e0163773
Publication date:
2016-10-01
Acceptance date:
2016-09-14
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1932-6203
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647962
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2016-10-05

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