Understanding genetic diversity in birds using MHC genes and a hypermutable microsatellite as model systems (completed)

Funded by:

Natural History Museum

Description of Project:
The project aims to understand the mode of evolution at microsatellites and MHC genes using passerine birds as model species.


Subproject 1: Microsatellite markers – mutations and diversity

Subproject 2: MHC genes in passerine birds – diversity and evolution

Published Nov. 20, 2014 10:12 AM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2022 8:26 AM


  • Jan Terje Lifjeld
  • Lutz Bachmann
  • Arild Johnsen
  • Miguel Alcaide, Harvard University, USA
  • David Canal, Pabellón del Perú, Spain
  • Jakob Augustin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Donald Blomquist, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Kim J. Fernie, Canadian Wildflife Service, Canada
  • Michael J. L. Magrath, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Raleigh Robertson, Queens University, Canada
  • Scott Tarof, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • Richard H. Wagner, Smithsonian Institution, USA
Detailed list of participants