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Genome Biol. 2011;12(2):216. doi: 10.1186/gb-2011-12-2-216. Epub 2011 Feb 22.

The domestic dog: man's best friend in the genomic era.

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Department of Genetics, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5120, USA. aboyko@stanford.edu

Abstract

The domestic dog genome--shaped by domestication, adaptation to human-dominated environments and artificial selection--encodes tremendous phenotypic diversity. Recent developments have improved our understanding of the genetics underlying this diversity, unleashing the dog as an important model organism for complex-trait analysis.

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10.1186/gb-2011-12-2-216
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