Inheritance of fibre colour in alpacas: identifying the genes involved
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There is no current theory that fully explains the genetic mechanisms of fibre colour inheritance in alpacas. My PhD project analysed three genes, MC1R, ASP and Tyrp1, previously identified as key genes controlling pigment determination in mammals. This project reports the identification of several novel polymorphisms associated with fibre colour variation in alpacas and is a significant contribution to the understanding of the inheritance patterns of the major colour loci in alpacas.
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Munyard, Kylie (2013)This RIRDC report describes the research conducted as part of the alpaca colour genetics project to identify the genes involved in the inheritance of white colour in alpacas. Three approaches were used (Mendelian, physical ...
Polymorphisms detected in the tyrosinase and matp (slc45a2) genes did not explain coat colour dilution in a sample of Alpaca (Vicugna pacos)Cransberg, R.; Munyard, Kylie (2011)The molecular basis of the inheritance of alpaca fibre colour is poorly understood. It is likely that colour dilution is having an influence on alpaca fibre colour, with all primarily pheomelanic animals differing mainly ...
Polymorphisms Detected in the Tyrosinase and MATP (SLC45A2) Genes Did Not Explain Coat Colour Dilution in a Sample of Alpaca (Vicugna pacos)Cransberg, R.; Munyard, Kylie (2009)The molecular basis of inheritance of alpaca fibre colour is poorly understood. However, colour dilution genes are anticipated to be causing a major effect on alpaca fibre colour. Candidate genes for dilutions included ...