H Westerdahl

Summary

Affiliation: Lund University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc Gene duplication and fragmentation in the zebra finch major histocompatibility complex
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Biol 8:29. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism and transcription of Mhc class I genes in a passerine bird, the great reed warbler
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Immunogenetics 49:158-70. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Mhc diversity in two passerine birds: no evidence for a minimal essential Mhc
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Immunogenetics 52:92-100. 2000
  4. pmc Associations between malaria and MHC genes in a migratory songbird
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1511-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Between-year variation of MHC allele frequencies in great reed warblers: selection or drift?
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 17:485-92. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint MHC class I typing in a songbird with numerous loci and high polymorphism using motif-specific PCR and DGGE
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Heredity (Edinb) 92:534-42. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint No evidence of an MHC-based female mating preference in great reed warblers
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 13:2465-70. 2004
  8. pmc Host specificity in avian blood parasites: a study of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus mitochondrial DNA amplified from birds
    S Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1583-9. 2000
  9. pmc Observation of a ZZW female in a natural population: implications for avian sex determination
    D Arit
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S249-51. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Does linkage disequilibrium generate heterozygosity-fitness correlations in great reed warblers?
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:870-9. 2004

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Publications19

  1. pmc Gene duplication and fragmentation in the zebra finch major histocompatibility complex
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Biol 8:29. 2010
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  2. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism and transcription of Mhc class I genes in a passerine bird, the great reed warbler
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Immunogenetics 49:158-70. 1999
    ..The number of transcribed genes and the numerous RFLP fragments found so far suggest that the great reed warbler does not have a "minimal essential Mhc" as has been suggested for the chicken...
  3. ncbi request reprint Mhc diversity in two passerine birds: no evidence for a minimal essential Mhc
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Immunogenetics 52:92-100. 2000
    ..This difference could be caused by their phylogenetic past, and/or by variance in the selection pressure for maintaining a high number of Mhc genes...
  4. pmc Associations between malaria and MHC genes in a migratory songbird
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1511-8. 2005
    ..These associations suggest that individuals carrying either a large number of MHC alleles or a specific MHC allele are protected against lethal malaria infections...
  5. ncbi request reprint Between-year variation of MHC allele frequencies in great reed warblers: selection or drift?
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 17:485-92. 2004
    ..These results imply that the variation in MHC allele frequencies between cohorts is not a result of demographic events, but rather an effect of selection favouring different MHC alleles in different years...
  6. ncbi request reprint MHC class I typing in a songbird with numerous loci and high polymorphism using motif-specific PCR and DGGE
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Heredity (Edinb) 92:534-42. 2004
    ..In our study population of great reed warblers, we found a high level of genetic variation in MHC class I, and no less than 234 DGGE genotypes were detected among 248 screened individuals...
  7. ncbi request reprint No evidence of an MHC-based female mating preference in great reed warblers
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 13:2465-70. 2004
    ..Power analyses of the data sets revealed that relatively small differences (15% and 8%, respectively) between true and random pairs should have been detected...
  8. pmc Host specificity in avian blood parasites: a study of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus mitochondrial DNA amplified from birds
    S Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1583-9. 2000
    ..Hence, host shifts seem to have occurred repeatedly in this parasite host system. We discuss this in terms of the possible evolutionary consequences for these bird species...
  9. pmc Observation of a ZZW female in a natural population: implications for avian sex determination
    D Arit
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S249-51. 2004
    ..Our data strongly suggest a role of W-linked genes in avian sex determination...
  10. ncbi request reprint Does linkage disequilibrium generate heterozygosity-fitness correlations in great reed warblers?
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:870-9. 2004
    ..Our present finding of a significant within-family multilocus heterozygosity-survival association in a nonequilibrium population supports the view that LD generates HFCs in natural populations...
  11. ncbi request reprint MHC diversity in two Acrocephalus species: the outbred Great reed warbler and the inbred Seychelles warbler
    David S Richardson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 12:3523-9. 2003
    ..There was evidence for balancing selection in both species, and the phylogenetic analysis showing that the exon 3 sequences did not separate according to species, was consistent with transspecies evolution of the MHC...
  12. ncbi request reprint Temporal dynamics and diversity of avian malaria parasites in a single host species
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund Sweden
    J Anim Ecol 76:112-22. 2007
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Signatures of selection acting on the innate immunity gene Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) during the evolutionary history of rodents
    B Tschirren
    Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 24:1232-40. 2011
    ..To obtain a comprehensive understanding of evolutionary processes in host-parasite systems, both innate and acquired immunity thus need to be considered...
  14. ncbi request reprint An Mhc class I allele associated to the expression of T-dependent immune response in the house sparrow
    Camille Bonneaud
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive CNRS UMR 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, 7 quai St Bernard, bât A 7e étage, Case 237, Paris Cedex 05 75252, France
    Immunogenetics 57:782-9. 2005
    ..Our results point toward a contribution of the Mhc, or of other genes in linkage disequilibrium with the Mhc, in the regulation of immune responses in a wild animal species...
  15. pmc Complex Mhc-based mate choice in a wild passerine
    Camille Bonneaud
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, CNRS UMR 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, 7 quai St Bernard, bât A 7ème étage, Case 237, Paris 75252 Cedex 05, France
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1111-6. 2006
    ..These results suggest that mate choice evolves in response to (i) benefits in terms of parasite resistance acquired from allelic diversity, and (ii) costs associated with the disruption of co-adapted genes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Diversity of Mhc class I and IIB genes in house sparrows (Passer domesticus)
    Camille Bonneaud
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Batiment A, 7e étage, 7 quai St Bernard, Case 237, 75252 Paris, Cedex 05, France
    Immunogenetics 55:855-65. 2004
    ..The individuals screened displayed between one and ten DGGE bands, indicating that this method can be used in future studies to explore the ecological impacts of Mhc diversity...
  17. doi request reprint Dynamics of parasitemia of malaria parasites in a naturally and experimentally infected migratory songbird, the great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
    Pavel Zehtindjiev
    Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Boulevard, Tzar Osvoboditel 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Exp Parasitol 119:99-110. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Terminal investment induced by immune challenge and fitness traits associated with major histocompatibility complex in the house sparrow
    Camille Bonneaud
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive CNRS UMR 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, 7 quai St Bernard, Bâtiment A 7e étage, Case 237, Paris F 75252 cedex 05, France
    Evolution 58:2823-30. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint The Mhc class II of the Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) consists of low numbers of B and Y genes with variable diversity and expression
    Tanja Strand
    Population Biology and Conservation Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 752 36, Uppsala, Sweden
    Immunogenetics 59:725-34. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that the YLB genes could have been under purifying selection, just as the mammal Mhc-E gene cluster...