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(Web Page; Wed Aug 01 09:58:00 CDT 2012)
Description: Researchers at Texas A&M University have recently published an article describing their identification of the genetic mutation that causes merle coat color patterning in several breeds. The merle coat color is also associated with several health concerns including deafness.
2. Merle - SILV
(Web Page; Mon Feb 28 12:21:00 CST 2011)
(File; Thu Nov 18 19:54:00 CST 2010)
Description: Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.
(Web Page; Tue Jan 09 13:49:00 CST 2018)
Description: Dogs with microphthalmia and/or related eye disorders will be studied using the Microphthamia transcription fector gene (MITF) as a candidate gene. Because this gene causes this problem in mice it seems a reasonable candidate. mRNA from 2 microphthalmic Akitas will be examined and compared to sequence from unaffected dogs which we have already obtained. Families of dogs(3 Great Dane and 5 Australian Shepherd) will be studied to determine if MITF markers co-segregate with eye disorders and/ or merle phenotype. Although we have already obtained the coding sequence of the MITF gene for the melnocyte form, we need to determine the sequence of the promoter region and the form expressed in retinal pigmented epithelium of the eye. With these, we may better understand if the eye defects which occur in homozygous merle dogs are unavoidable or one could select for the pattern and select against the eye anomalies (i.e. are there two or more mutations in MITF with different effects).
(File; Sun Nov 21 09:55:00 CST 2010)
Description: The progress toward identifying the genes that determine coat color and the connections between coat color and health of the dog.
(File; Thu Nov 04 08:12:00 CDT 2010)
Description: This article is about the advances in canine genetic knowledge that have been discovered in the past year.
(File; Mon Apr 01 12:22:00 CDT 2013)
Description: 2012 Annual Report
(File; Mon Nov 15 19:18:00 CST 2010)
Description: Slides to accompany the presentation summaries for the 2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.
(File; Sun Nov 21 18:20:00 CST 2010)
Description: Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.
(File; Mon Nov 15 19:13:00 CST 2010)
Description: Summaries of the presentations made at the 2003 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.
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