Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal publishing original research and review articles relating to all aspects of canine genetics and epidemiology.
- Gustavo Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania
- Bill Ollier, University of Manchester
- Lorna Kennedy, University of Manchester
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Cocker spaniels are susceptible to immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA), where red blood cells are destroyed by antibodies produced by the immune system. Are genes DLA-DQB1 and CTLA4 involved?
In this study, researchers at the Animal Health Trust identified a novel variant in the dystrophin gene, which is likely to be the cause of dystrophin deficient muscular dystrophy in a Norfolk terrier dog.
In this study of Australian Working Kelpie dogs, a selective sweep analysis suggests that 'working Kelpies' have a strong genomic selection signal in a region of their genome predominantly concerned with resilience traits (e.g. sensing pain or fear-related memory).
These authors compared the genomes of pointing dogs with those of non-pointing herding dogs, identifying two coding genes - SETDB2 and CYSLTR2 - that may contribute to pointing behavior.