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  1. In answer to your last question, yes, A would be dominant to C, but you're correct in that this is over simplification. There is no one gene that defines any breed of dog. Most breed characteristics are not very obvious in young puppies as these tend to develope as the dog matures, and this is particularly true of body morphology. Coat type and colour are though exceptions to this so this does tend to influence perception of breed type in puppies. KBD short coat type is dominant over GR long coat, so the puppy is short coated carrying long (assuming the GR cross is long coated). The
  2. Don't know if I should have started a new thread... I'm a novice trying to understand this. I do have some questions. These 1418 genes that have been found not to be orthologous in the two species..... how would this have come about? This is more than just allelic differences right? And how do gene loss/gains happen? If there is a website that I can read to explain this in simple terms I'd be most grateful for a link. Thank you.
  3. I think it may be more to do with vit D synthesis. Eye colour is linked with skin colour and those with light skin and eye have a selection advantage in climates with reduced sunlight as they can better synthesize the vitamin.
  4. Hello pb, hope you have it sussed by now. If not, I hope the following is of some help. I think you are right in that the Healthgene formatting is a bit confusing. They list two different terms for the ee genotype - orange and red. There are various terms for this colour across the breeds but 'orange' is the usual one for English Setters. And on a quick glance, I've seen at least two mistakes in the table, in the 'hidden color' column. These are the possible genotypes - Morganne and Lexie bb ee These are the only two genes that we can be sure of. The K locus isn't known b
  5. Hi, I'm Geshenk. I live in West Wales, UK and have an interest in animal behaviour, canine in particular.... genetics and evolution.
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