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Genetics and the Shapes of Dogs

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Air date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 3:00:00 PM
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Category: Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
Runtime: 00:59:40
Description: In last few centuries subpopulations of dogs have developed into closed populations as a result of differential selection for traits associated with both behavior and appearance. This practice, coupled with small numbers of founders for many breeds has generated a population that is ideal for mapping genes underlying morphology, behavior, and disease susceptibility. In today's lecture we will summarize advances regarding the canine genome project and current approaches for finding genes controlling both simple and complex traits. In particular, we will discuss genes controlling body size, fur texture, and leg length, and the implications of these findings for advancing our knowledge regarding disease gene mapping.

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NLM Title: Genetics and the shapes of dogs [electronic resource] / Elaine Ostrander.
Series: Dog genes tell surprising tales : finding genes for complex traits
Author: Ostrander, Elaine A.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Other Title(s): Dog genes tell surprising tales : finding genes for complex traits
Abstract: (CIT): In last few centuries subpopulations of dogs have developed into closed populations as a result of differential selection for traits associated with both behavior and appearance. This practice, coupled with small numbers of founders for many breeds has generated a population that is ideal for mapping genes underlying morphology, behavior, and disease susceptibility. In today's lecture we will summarize advances regarding the canine genome project and current approaches for finding genes controlling both simple and complex traits. In particular, we will discuss genes controlling body size, fur texture, and leg length, and the implications of these findings for advancing our knowledge regarding disease gene mapping.
Subjects: Athletic Performance
Body Size--genetics
Chromosome Mapping
Dogs--genetics
Hair
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: QH 432
NLM ID: 101488646
CIT Live ID: 7017
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?14717

 

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