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

@article{Schmutz2007GenesAC,
  title={Genes affecting coat colour and pattern in domestic dogs: a review.},
  author={Sheila M. Schmutz and Tom G. Berryere},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          539-49
        }
}
Tremendous progress has been made in identifying genes involved in pigmentation in dogs in the past few years. Comparative genomics has both aided and benefited from these findings. Seven genes that cause specific coat colours and/or patterns in dogs have been identified: melanocortin 1 receptor, tyrosinase related protein 1, agouti signal peptide, melanophilin, SILV (formerly PMEL17), microphthalmia-associated transcription factor and beta-defensin 103. Although not all alleles have been yet… 

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