Canis familiaris (n=38 + X + Y) In spite of its undoubted popularity, very little work appears to have been accomplished with the formal genetics of the dog. The heredity of coat colour has received considerable attention and a number of loci have been defined. However, there is controversy over the status of certain colour variations and recognition of several genes (Winge, 1950; Little, 1957; Burns and Fraser, 1966). A large number of abnormalities have been shown to be monogenically determined. The most comprehensive survey of canine genetics is that of Burns and Fraser (1966); while a remarkable compilation of breeding results is provided by Little (1957).


Congenital Heart Disease Coat Colour Chiasma Frequency Testcross Progeny Venereal Tumour 
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