The Colors of Life

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Canine Links and References

Web Pages

Sheila M. Schmutz, Ph.D., Professor http://homepage.usask.ca/~schmutz/dogcolors.html

Sue Ann Bowling http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/ColorGen.html

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_(dog)

http://dogs.lokatt.se/index.htm

University of Penn Coat Color Loci http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/index.php?page=coat-color-loci

Scientific Articles used for reference

The mutation that causes merle has been identified.

http://www.pnas.org/content/103/5/1376.full

Exclusion of EDNRB and KIT as the basis for white spotting in Border Collies

http://genomebiology.com/2000/1/2/research/0004/

TYRP1 and MC1R genotypes and their effects on coat color in dogs

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00335-001-2147-2

The Genetics of Cream Coat Color in Dogs

http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/98/5/544.long

Agouti Sequence Polymorphisms in Coyotes, Wolves and Dogs Suggest Hybridization

http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/98/4/351.long

Linkage and Segregation Analysis of Black and Brindle Coat Color in Domestic Dogs

http://www.genetics.org/content/176/3/1679.full

Localization of White Spotting Locus in Boxer Dogs on CFA20 by Genome-Wide Linkage Analysis with 1500 SNPs

http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/98/5/549.full

A missense mutation in the 20S proteasome β2 subunit of Great Danes having harlequin coat patterning

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0888754311000164

A SINE Insertion Causes the Black-and-Tan and Saddle Tan Phenotypes in Domestic Dogs

http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/102/Suppl_1/S11.full

A Noncoding Melanophilin Gene (MLPH) SNP at the Splice Donor of Exon 1 Represents a Candidate Causal Mutation for Coat Color Dilution in Dogs

http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/98/5/468.long

Mapping of the silver gene in mink and its association with the dilution gene in dog

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17431331

MC1R Studies in Dogs With Melanistic Mask or Brindle Patterns

The color of a Dalmatian's spots: Linkage evidence to support the TYRP1 gene

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1192828/

Genes affecting coat colour and pattern in domestic dogs: a review

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01664.x/full

A de novo mutation in KIT causes white spotting in a subpopulation of German Shepherd dogs

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