Genetic Background and Expressivity of Histocompatibility Genes

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Science  06 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3797, pp. 118-119
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3797.118


A difference in the reactivity of F1 hybrid female mice to skin grafts from male donors of each of their parental strains suggests that the genetic background can influence the efficacy of the Y antigen to elicit rejection of the graft.