• Roan, ticked and clear coat patterns in the canine are associated with three haplotypes near usherin on CFA38

    27 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    White coat patterning is a feature of many dog breeds and is known to be coded primarily by the gene micropthalmia‐associated transcription factor. This patterning in the coat can be modified by other factors to produce the attractive phenotypes termed ‘ticked' and ‘roan' that describe the presence of flecks of color that vary in distribution and intensity within otherwise ‘clear' white markings. The appearance of the pigment in the white patterning caused by ticking and roaning intensifies in the weeks after birth. We applied genome‐wide association to compare English Cocker...
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