Chromosome mapping of MHC class I in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Atushi Fujiwara, Ikunari Kiryu, Johannes Martinus Dijkstra, Yasutoshi Yoshiura, Chizuko Nishida-Umehara, Mitsuru Ototake

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The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is well-studied in mammals. Much research has addressed the genomic organisation of MHC genes and it is well established that human MHC class I genes are located on chromosome 6. However, information on the organisation of the MHC complex in rainbow trout is only beginning to become available. In the present study it was determined that rainbow trout MHC class I sequences are located on chromosome 18. This is the first reported use of fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) to identify the chromosomal location of genes involved in the immune system of fish.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalFish and Shellfish Immunology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Immunology
  • Aquatic Science
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)


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