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JNFerrigno
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New Article on Dun

This was just posted by IFL Science: 

"Why Most Horses Lack The Dark Markings Of Their Ancestors"

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-ani...

 

What I found most interesting, and am trying to understand more about is: 

"Non-dun horses, the team found, carry one of two mutations on a gene called TBX3, which codes for the T-box 3 transcription factor. These mutations cause the gene to be expressed at lower levels in the skin of non-dun horses than in Dun horses, though it doesn’t affect the function of TBX3 in other tissues."

 

My university does not have access to that database, but have a friend getting it for me from her Lab. Here is the published article: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/nc...

Daylene Alford
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That is awesome!  Thank you

That is awesome!  Thank you for sharing.  Off to read...

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