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Color: black

Samples Accepted: Blood, Buccal Swabs

Locus Information: K-locus, KB-allele

The K-locus functions by regulating the A-locus.  The KB allele totally suppresses the A-locus gene, ASIP, resulting in dominant black (KB).  Partial suppression of the A-locus results in brindle (KBr), and normal function of the A-locus is allowed by the ky-allele.

Test Information: This mutation test identifies a 3 base deletion in the CBD103 gene that results in the KB-allele coding for dominant black.  This test does not detect brindle.

Candille, SI., Kaelin, CB., Cattanach, BM., Yu, B., Thompson, DA., Nix, MA., Kerns, JA., Schmutz, SM., Millhauser, GL., Barsh, GS.: A beta-Defensin Mutation Causes Black Coat Color in Domestic Dogs. Science 318:1418-23, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17947548. DOI: 10.1126/science.1147880

Further information is available at the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals website.

Test #: D213

Cost: 35 € (excl. VAT)

Time: 7-10 days

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