1640: More Type I Markers for the Canine Genome Linkage Map

Grant Status: Closed

Grant Amount: $51,500
Dr. Gary S. Johnson, DVM PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia
September 28, 1998 - September 27, 2000
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: Prevention

Project Summary

In this study, researchers discovered 52 new Type I markers (markers associated with specific genes) and genotyped those markers, supplying data to other scientists so that they can be placed on the canine genome linkage map. Researchers also contributed to a manuscript that provides critical information about each marker so that other researchers can use these markers in their efforts to find the genes responsible for heritable canine diseases. DNA markers can identify carriers of genetic diseases and help breeders make breeding decisions that will avoid producing affected puppies. But DNA markers are not yet available for many important inherited diseases in dogs. The linkage map of the canine genome contains few Type I markers. These markers allow comparisons to be made between corresponding genome regions from different species.

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