Coat colour in dogs: identification of the Merle locus in the Australian shepherd breed

@article{Hdan2006CoatCI,
  title={Coat colour in dogs: identification of the Merle locus in the Australian shepherd breed},
  author={Beno{\^i}t H{\'e}dan and S{\'e}bastien Corre and Christophe C. Hitte and St{\'e}phane Dr{\'e}ano and Thierry Vilboux and Thomas Derrien and Bernard Denis and Francis Galibert and Marie-Dominique Galibert and Catherine Andr{\'e}},
  journal={BMC Veterinary Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
BACKGROUND Coat colours in canines have many natural phenotypic variants. Some of the genes and alleles involved also cause genetic developmental defects, which are also observed in humans and mice. We studied the genetic bases of the merle phenotype in dogs to shed light on the pigmentation mechanisms and to identify genes involved in these complex… CONTINUE READING