Divergence in coding sequence and expression of different functional categories of immune genes between two wild rodent species

Lars Råberg, Xiuqin Zhong & Max Lundberg
Differences in immune function between species could be a result of interspecific divergence in coding sequence and/or expression of immune genes. Here, we investigate how the degree of divergence in coding sequence and expression differs between functional categories of immune genes, and if differences between categories occur independently of other factors (e.g. expression level, pleiotropy). To this end, we compared spleen transcriptomes of wild-caught yellow-necked mice and bank voles. Immune genes expressed in the spleen...
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