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dc.contributor.authorWeber, D.S.
dc.contributor.authorVan Coeverden de Groot, P.J.
dc.contributor.authorSchrenzel, Mark D.
dc.contributor.authorPerez, D.A.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, S.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-18T21:40:44Z
dc.date.available2020-09-18T21:40:44Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1111/acv.12045
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/698
dc.description.abstractAnimals in the Arctic have low pathogen diversity but with rapid climate warming, this is expected to change. One insidious consequence of climate change is exposure of Arctic species to new pathogens derived from more southern species expanding their range northward. To assess potential vulnerability of polar bears to disease exposure, we examined genetic variation in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) loci (part of immune system) in Canadian polar bears and found low genetic diversity, consistent with long?standing exposure to low pathogen/parasite loads....
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12045
dc.rightsCopyright 2013 The Zoological Society of London
dc.subjectHISTOLOGY
dc.subjectARCTIC
dc.subjectPATHOLOGY
dc.subjectCLIMATE
dc.subjectPOLAR BEARS
dc.subjectGENETICS
dc.subjectDISTRIBUTION
dc.subjectBIOGEOGRAPHY
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGE
dc.titleLow MHC variation in the polar bear: Implications in the face of Arctic warming?
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleAnimal Conservation
dc.source.volume16
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage671
dc.source.endpage683
dcterms.dateAccepted2013
html.description.abstractAnimals in the Arctic have low pathogen diversity but with rapid climate warming, this is expected to change. One insidious consequence of climate change is exposure of Arctic species to new pathogens derived from more southern species expanding their range northward. To assess potential vulnerability of polar bears to disease exposure, we examined genetic variation in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) loci (part of immune system) in Canadian polar bears and found low genetic diversity, consistent with long?standing exposure to low pathogen/parasite loads....


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