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The genetics of the dog.

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This second edition book presents a comprehensive description of all modern topics related to dog genetics from various scientists in the USA, Europe, Australia and Russia. The systematics, phylogeny, domestication and single gene traits are discussed in chapters 1-5, chapters 6-10 are on immunogenetics and genetic diseases, while chapters 11 and 12 presents gene mapping and genome structure of th...

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Chapter 16 (Page no: 359)

Genetics of morphological traits in the domestic dog.

This chapter discusses the beginning of the morphology studies movement in the dog and the traits that are successfully mapped and why. The chapter also highlighted the difficulties and advantages of working with the canine system and speculates as to why there is so much variation in this one species. Finally, it summarizes the ways in which this information may be helpful for informing human conditions. Topics discussed are the Portuguese Water dog story; mapping genes for body size; the CanMap study; size sexual dimorphism in dogs; mapping genes for leg length and width; genomics of the dog and mapping complex traits; genetics of skull shape; genetics of coat colour, texture and growth pattern; role of village dogs in understanding morphology genes; and implications for human conditions.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Canid phylogeny and origin of the domestic dog. Author(s): VilĂ , C. Leonard, J. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Experimental studies of early canid domestication. Author(s): Trut, L. N. Oskina, I. N. Kharlamova, A. V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 38) The history and relationships of dog breeds. Author(s): Parker, H. G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Molecular genetics of coat colour, texture and length in the dog. Author(s): Kaelin, C. B. Barsh, G. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 83) Mendelian traits in the dog. Author(s): Nicholas, F. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Canine immunogenetics. Author(s): Kennedy, L. J. Ollier, W. E. R. Marti, E. Wagner, J. L. Storb, R. F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 136) The genetics of canine orthopaedic traits. Author(s): Breur, G. J. Lambrechts, N. E. Todhunter, R. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 161) Genetics of cancer in dogs. Author(s): Sargan, D. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 189) Genetics of neurological disease in the dog. Author(s): Lohi, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 218) Genetics of eye disorders in the dog. Author(s): Mellersh, C. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 241) Canine cytogenetics and chromosome maps. Author(s): Breen, M. Thomas, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 255) Canine genomics. Author(s): Lindblad-Toh, K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 275) Genetics of canine behavioural disorders. Author(s): Yokoyama, J. S. Hamilton, S. P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 295) Biology of reproduction and modern reproductive technology in the dog. Author(s): Forsberg, C. L. Reynaud, K.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 321) Developmental genetics. Author(s): Ruvinsky, A. Hill, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 375) Canine olfactory genetics. Author(s): Quignon, P. Robin, S. Galibert, F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 394) Pedigree analysis, genotype testing and genetic counselling. Author(s): Oberbauer, A. M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 421) Genetics of quantitative traits and improvement of the dog breeds. Author(s): Famula, T. R.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 435) Complex traits in the dog. Author(s): Lark, K. G. Chase, K.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 458) The canine model in medical genetics. Author(s): Wilton, A. N. Henthorn, P. S.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 477) Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs. Author(s): Huson, H. J.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 496) Genetic nomenclature. Author(s): Hu, Z. L. Reecy, J. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939403
  • Record Number
  • 20123105827