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Maibach V, Vigilant L. Reduced bonobo MHC class I diversity predicts a reduced viral peptide binding ability compared to chimpanzees. BMC Evol Biol. 2019;19:14
..However, special caution is needed to prevent introduction and spread of new viruses to bonobos, as their defensive ability to cope with new viruses could be limited compared to chimpanzees. ..
Maibach V, Hans J, Hvilsom C, Marques Bonet T, Vigilant L. MHC class I diversity in chimpanzees and bonobos. Immunogenetics. 2017;:
..The reduced bonobo MHC class I diversity may be the result of a selective process in their evolutionary past since their split from chimpanzees. ..
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