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Table 1 Summary of the number of MHC class I genes across species. The number MHC class I genes identified in each species by searching annotated proteins using customized

From: Marsupials and monotremes possess a novel family of MHC class I genes that is lost from the eutherian lineage

Species Number of predicted MHC class I genes
  Protein search Genome search Merged total
Human 24 26 33
Mouse 41 49 55
Dog 19 21 24
Cow 47 39 55
Opossum 28 40 47
Tammar wallaby 17 35 41
Tasmanian devil 22 23 25
Platypus 19 10 21
Chicken 24 21 26
Zebrafinch 11 3 11
Turkey 7 3 7
Green anole 25 19 26
Frog 26 31 32
Zebrafish 28 31 33
Tetraodon 10 10 13
Lamprey 0 0 0
Sea squirt 0 0 0
Fruitfly 0 0 0
Yeast 0 0 0
  348 361 449