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Table 2 Number of alleles for MHC Class IIB exon2 relative to the number of loci and individuals genotyped in non-passerine birds reported in the literature with 100 or more individuals genotyped, showing species name (common name and Latin name), number of individuals genotyped in the study, maximum number of loci based on the maximum number alleles found within an individual in the population, number of alleles found in the study, the ratio between number of alleles and number of individuals, the ratio between number of alleles, number of individuals and number of loci, whether the species is migratory and/or long distance disperser and the citation of the study

From: Very high MHC Class IIB diversity without spatial differentiation in the mediterranean population of greater Flamingos

Species (Common name) Species (Latin name) # of ind. # of loci # of alleles # of alleles /# of ind. # of alleles /# of ind./# of loci Migratory/long-distance disperser Study
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus 116 2 109 0.940 0.470 Yes This study
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 121 1 103 0.851 0.851 Yes Alcaide et al., 2008 [55]
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus 100 1 45 0.450 0.450 Yes Knafler et al., 2012 [77]
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 906 3 265 0.292 0.097 Partiallya Alcaide et al., 2014 [54]
Great Snipe Gallinago media 175 2 50 0.286 0.143 Yes Ekblom et al., 2007 [78]
Greater Prairie Chicken Tympanuchus cupido 182 2 30 0.165 0.082 No Minias et al., 2016 [79]
Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa 188 2 24 0.128 0.064 Yes Dearborn et al., 2016 [80]
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes 172 5 20 0.116 0.023 Yes Lei et al., 2016 [81]
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 108 2 12 0.111 0.056 No Promerová et al., 2013 [82]
Blakiston’s Fish Owl Bubo blakistoni 174 8 19 0.109 0.014 No Kohyama et al., 2015 [83]
Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus 296 3 28 0.095 0.032 No Meyer-Lucht et al., 2016 [84]
Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Tympanuchus cupido 142 2 5 0.035 0.018 No Bateson et al., 2016 [85]
  1. aNot migratory in the studied population but makes nomadic dispersal movements according to changing water levels and seasonal rainfall. Also fully migratory in other parts of the species distribution