1640: More Type I Markers for the Canine Genome Linkage Map
Grant Status: Closed
Project SummaryIn 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.
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.