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Allelic and haplotypic diversity at the major histocompatibility class II within domesticated Australian Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

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Wynne, JW and Cook, MT and Holmes, BH and Elliott, NG, Allelic and haplotypic diversity at the major histocompatibility class II within domesticated Australian Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.), Journal of Fish Biology, 70, (Supplement A) pp. 45-59. ISSN 0022-1112 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01364.x

Abstract

Variation within the major histocompatibility (MH) class II alpha gene (Sasa-DAA) was compared between domesticated Australian Atlantic salmon and their ancestral Canadian population. The level of Sasa-DAA and MH class II beta gene (Sasa-DAB) sequence variation was also examined within the Australian population and compared with that published for European Atlantic salmon populations. In contrast to variation previously reported for non-coding microsatellite loci, a high level of MH class II allelic variation has been maintained within the domesticated Australian populations. Furthermore, a high level of Sasa-DAA and Sasa-DAB allele sequence diversity was also observed and exceeded that reported for other cultured Atlantic salmon populations. The number of Sasa-DAB allele sequences (14) surpassed the number of Sasa-DAA allele sequences (9) to produce 14 unique class II haplotypes. We conclude that the Australian Atlantic salmon populations show high MH class II allelic and haplotypic variation compared with both its ancestral Canadian population and other cultured Atlantic salmon populations. © 2007 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Wynne, JW (Mr James Wynne)
ID Code:50473
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-04
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