Jeffery Sampson

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We present here the first fully integrated, comprehensive map of the canine genome, incorporating detailed cytogenetic, radiation hybrid (RH), and meiotic information. We have mapped a collection of 266 chromosome-specific cosmid clones, each containing a microsatellite marker, to all 38 canine autosomes by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). A(More)
Cone-rod dystrophy 1 (cord1) is a recessive condition that occurs naturally in miniature longhaired dachshunds (MLHDs). We mapped the cord1 locus to a region of canine chromosome CFA15 that is syntenic with a region of human chromosome 14 (HSA14q11.2) containing the retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator-interacting protein 1 (RPGRIP1) gene. Mutations in(More)
Dogs are of increasing interest as models for human diseases, and many canine population-association studies are beginning to emerge. The choice of breeds for such studies should be informed by a knowledge of factors such as inbreeding, genetic diversity, and population structure, which are likely to depend on breed-specific selective breeding patterns. To(More)
Polymorphic animal microsatellites have proved valuable genetic markers. For this project, the variability of 19 canine microsatellite loci was examined within and between three pure breeds of dog: Greyhounds, Labradors, and German Shepherds. The number of alleles, absolute and relative frequencies, and the statistics that express polymorphism within a(More)
Microsatellite sequences comprising (dC-dA)n.(dG-dT)n repeats have been isolated from canine libraries and sequenced. Oligonucleotide primers have been synthesized to the microsatellite flanking sequences and used in the polymerase chain reaction to amplify those loci from genomic DNA. The degree of polymorphism of each microsatellite was estimated in a set(More)
The variability of 19 canine microsatellite loci was examined within and between three pure breeds of dog. Their phylogenetic relationships were estimated by microsatellite and conventional genetic distances which indicated that greyhounds and German shepherds had longer diverse evolutionary histories, whereas Labrador retrievers were established much(More)
The majority of microsatellite markers being used to generate the emerging genetic linkage maps of the dog are derived from small-insert, random clones. While such markers are easy to generate, they have the disadvantage that they cannot easily be physically mapped by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), making it difficult to assess the extent of(More)