Canine olfactory receptor gene polymorphism and its relation to odor detection performance by sniffer dogs.

  title={Canine olfactory receptor gene polymorphism and its relation to odor detection performance by sniffer dogs.},
  author={A. Lesniak and M. Walczak and T. Jezierski and M. Sacharczuk and Maciej Gawkowski and K. Jaszczak},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  volume={99 5},
  • A. Lesniak, M. Walczak, +3 authors K. Jaszczak
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of heredity
  • The outstanding sensitivity of the canine olfactory system has been acknowledged by using sniffer dogs in military and civilian service for detection of a variety of odors. It is hypothesized that the canine olfactory ability is determined by polymorphisms in olfactory receptor (OR) genes. We investigated 5 OR genes for polymorphic sites which might affect the olfactory ability of service dogs in different fields of specific substance detection. All investigated OR DNA sequences proved to have… CONTINUE READING
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