Data from: Pervasive introgression of MHC genes in newt hybrid zones

Dudek Katarzyna, Tomasz Gaczorek, Piotr Zieliński & Wieslaw Babik
Variation in the vertebrate major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes is crucial for fighting pathogen assault. Because new alleles confer a selective advantage, MHC should readily introgress between species, even under limited hybridization. Using replicated transects through two hybrid zones between strongly reproductively isolated European newts, Lissotriton montandoni and L. vulgaris, we demonstrated recent and ongoing MHC class I and II introgression in the Carpathian region. The extent of introgression correlated with the age of contact....
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