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Immunogenetics

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 355–358 | Cite as

Structure and polymorphism of horse MHC class II DRB genes: convergent evolution in the antigen binding site

  • Kenth Gustafsson
  • Leif Andersson
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Keywords

Binding Site Convergent Evolution Antigen Binding Antigen Binding Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenth Gustafsson
    • 1
  • Leif Andersson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical and Physiological ChemistryUppsala University, Biomedical CentreUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Animal Breeding and GeneticsSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Genetic CentreUppsalaSweden

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