1274: Detection of Polymorphism in Comparative Mapping
Grant Status: Closed
This project developed 284 genetic markers to be added to the map of the canine genome. Researchers determined that 100 to 150 could be mapped in canine pedigrees, such as the Border Collie and Newfoundland cross developed by Dr. Jasper Rine. In conducting this research, scientists advanced the increasing database of knowledge about the canine genome. This genetic map is essential for locating and identifying the genes causing diseases. The information discovered in this project will provide a tool to assist all researchers that are involved in canine genetics and, eventually, in canine health care, as genetic tests and diagnostic tools are developed.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.