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Table 1 Sample information and MHC allelic diversity

From: New data from basal Australian songbird lineages show that complex structure of MHC class II β genes has early evolutionary origins within passerines

Family Species Species prefix NA (range) Nloci Nps
Climacteridae Brown treecreeper Climacteris picumnus Clpi 30 (8–17) 9 0
Melphagidae Yellow-tufted honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops Lime 39 (11–14) 7 2
  White-plumed honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus Lipe 19 (6–11) 6 0
  Fuscous honeyeater Lichenostomus fuscus Lifu 24 (6–10) 5 1
Maluridae Superb fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus Macy 33 (2–14) 7 2
Pardalotidae Spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus Papu 26 (5–11) 6 3
  Striated pardalote Pardalotus striatus Past 39 (7–13) 7 1
  1. NA - total number of alleles per species; range - range of alleles detected in individuals of each species; Nloci – putative number of loci per species; Nps - number of pseudoalleles