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Variety of Dogs' Coats Explained


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, dogs, coats, environment, habitat, pets, protection )

Cher
- 1879 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Wiry, smooth, curly or straight - the genetic reason for the the array of coats of different dog breeds is surprisingly simple, say scientists.



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chris b. (2474)
Monday August 31, 2009, 3:50 am
Seems to me like a statement of the obviuos as the whole structure of any living being starts from subtle signals that determine everything from gender to hair and eye colour to stature and number of digits etc. When the system throws a wobbly and comes up with conjounded twins or characteristics of both genders or an extra limb etc we all sit back and marvel at the genetic instruction manual that God issues us with or if you are not religiuos the random sequental force of accidental juxtoposition of bits and pieces arising from not paying your taxes on time. In a formerlife! Three gene switces correct me if i'm wrong that's a start position of 27 variables. Holy Bat crap that's one more than the letters of the alpahbet that we can write the entirety of man or woman's experinence and history with! No wonder that doggy in the window had straggely hair must have been the worry of all that gene switching nonsense! Either that or he had come from a puppy mill!
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Mandi T. (429)
Monday August 31, 2009, 12:11 pm
Dogs with short, straight hair have a "wild-type" form of the gene.
Oh boy Wild LOL.
Very interesting. Tx dear Cher
 
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