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1. Gene for Merle Color Pattern Discovered

(Web Page; Wed Aug 01 09:58:00 CDT 2012)

In early 2006, researchers at Texas A&M University (TAMU) published an article describing their identification of the genetic mutation that causes merle coat color patterning in breeds such as the Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie), Collie,...

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)

3. Discoveries Issue 20

(File; Thu Nov 18 19:54:00 CST 2010)

MISSION The mission of theDISCOVERIESAKC Canine Health Foundationis to develop significant resourcesfor basic and applied healthprograms with emphasis oncanine genetics to improvethe quality of life for dogsand their owners.Issue20Merle ...

Description: Article topics include the discovery of the merle gene, canine dental problems, health surveys and more.

4. Microphthalmia, Merle and MITF in Dogs

(Web Page; Fri Aug 16 10:21:00 CDT 2019)

Schmutz, S. M., & Berryere, T. G. (2007). Genes affecting coat colour and pattern in domestic dogs: a review: Coat colour genes in dogs. Animal Genetics, 38(6), 539–549. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01664.x

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).

5. Researchers Reach Halfway Point in Coat-Color Gene Identification

(File; Sun Nov 21 09:55:00 CST 2010)

PURINA Pro ClubGreat Dane UpdateVol. 8, No. 1 ■ September 2009Researchers Reach Halfway Point in Coat-Color Gene IdentificationGenetic research into canine coatcolor has made great advancesin recent years. Researchers haveidentified muta...

Description: The progress toward identifying the genes that determine coat color and the connections between coat color and health of the dog.

6. 2006: A Banner Year For Canine Health Discoveries!

(File; Thu Nov 04 08:12:00 CDT 2010)

2006: A BANNER YEAR FOR CANINEHEALTH DISCOVERIES!ERIKA WERNE, MIM, Director, Canine Research and Education, AKC CHFInvited by Dr. Gerry Meisels, St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers AssociationMEDICAL NEWSThe AKC Delegates’ Canine HealthCommittee...

Description: This article is about the advances in canine genetic knowledge that have been discovered in the past year.

7. 2012 Annual Report

(File; Mon Apr 01 12:22:00 CDT 2013)

AKCCANINEHEALTHFOUNDATIONANNU ALREPORTDCHFor the Love of your dog...For the Future of your breed AKC C HFIHTHFI C A I‘Fit for Sport. Fit For Life™.’TOCHF www.akcchf.org/videosCHF I DE INC UC ICHFITO HIOTLATT DDChairman of the BoardCEO ...

Description: 2012 Annual Report

8. 2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Summary Slides

(File; Mon Nov 15 19:18:00 CST 2010)

12006 Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Proceedings and Summary2The Story So FarThe Canine Health FoundationFounded in 1995$15 million in research grantsSixth biennial Parent Club ConferenceResearch n...

Description: Slides to accompany the presentation summaries for the 2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

9. Canine Morphology: Hunting for Genes and Tracking Mutations

(File; Sun Nov 21 18:20:00 CST 2010)

EssayCanine Morphology: Hunting for Genes and TrackingMutationsAbigail L. Shearin1,2, Elaine A. Ostrander1*1 National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, 2 Univers...

Description: Recent advances in canine genomics have made exploration of genetic mechanisms controlling breedspecific differences possible.

10. 2003 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Summaries

(File; Mon Nov 15 19:13:00 CST 2010)

2003 AKC Canine Health FoundationNational Parent Club Canine Health ConferenceRenaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MOSeptember 19-21, 2003Popular Sire Syndrome and Concerns of Genetic DiversitySuccessful Dog OwnershipDog chromosomes and c...

Description: Summaries of the presentations made at the 2003 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

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