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Table 4 Definitions of highly conserved and lineage-specific elements

From: Evolution and comparative analysis of the MHC Class III inflammatory region

Reference Species Class name Label Definition
Any Highly Conserved Element HCE Minimum % identity > 90%*
Tammar wallaby Marsupial-Specific Element MSE Average marsupial % identity < 80%
Maximum eutherian % identity < 20%
Tammar wallaby Unidentified in Opossum UIO Opossum % identity <10%
Average eutherian % identity > 50%
Human Eutherian-Specific Element ESE Average eutherian % identity > 80%
Maximum marsupial % identity < 20%
  1. *relative to reference sequence