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Humans And Dogs Share Similar 'Albino' Gene
2014-05-13 03:35:30

Sarina Gleason / Joshua Bartoe, Michigan State University Michigan State University researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now. Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, co-led the study with Joshua Bartoe, an assistant professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and discovered a mutated gene that is...

Gene Mutations Rock Pigeon Pigmentation Have Implications For Human Medical Research
2014-02-07 10:54:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American researchers has discovered mutations in three genes that determine feather color in domestic rock pigeons, according to a new study in Current Biology. The same genes direct the pigmentation of human skin – meaning the findings may have implications for medical research. "Mutations in these genes can be responsible for skin diseases and conditions such as melanoma and albinism," said study author Michael Shapiro,...

Genetic Variant Linked To Freckling, Sun Sensitivity Discovered
2013-11-22 08:16:48

[ Watch the Video: Genetic Variant Linked To Freckling And Sun Sensitivity ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes and freckles has been identified by a new study. Researchers studying Icelanders discovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or non-coding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits. The...

DNA Study Sheds Light On Ancient Cave Paintings Of Horses
2011-11-08 06:28:45

Ancient cave painters were realists rather than dreamers, at least when it came to depicting horses, according to an analysis of pre-historic horse DNA.  Humans began painting curious creatures -- white horses with black spots -- on the walls of European caves about 25,000 years ago. These horses, while popular breeds today, were thought not to exist before humans domesticated the species about 5000 years ago, leading scientists to wonder how much imagination went into the...

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2009-12-01 14:55:00

A new study suggests that a woman's genes are much more likely to cause graying hair than lifestyle factors such as stress or diet, BBC News reported. Unilver scientists studied more than 200 identical and non-identical Danish twin sisters aged between 59 and 81 and found little difference between the grayness of the identical twins - who share the same genes. But the study found that there was more difference between non-identical twins, whose genes differ. Additionally, it was decided that...

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2008-10-01 06:30:00

By Randy McMullen New court papers released Tuesday on the custody case between Sharon Stone and Phil Bronstein over their son Roan indicates the judge was concerned that Stone occasionally appeared to be -- how can we say this delicately? -- lacking in good judgment. The "Tentative Statement of Decision" papers released by the Superior Court of San Francisco show the judge, who was not identified in news reports Tuesday, based his decision to award primary physical custody of Roan to...

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2008-07-21 11:15:00

The white horse is an icon for dignity which has had a huge impact on human culture across the world. An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University has now identified the mutation causing this spectacular trait and show that white horses carry an identical mutation that can be traced back to a common ancestor that lived thousands of years ago. The study is interesting for medical research since this mutation also enhance the risk for melanoma. The paper is published on July...


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Spotted saddle Horse
2014-08-12 13:15:00

The spotted saddle horse is a gaited breed of light riding horse that was developed in the United States by crossbreeding small gaited pinto ponies of Spanish descent with larger American breeds like the Standardbred and the Morgan horse. Other gaited breeds were introduced into the bloodline after the American Civil War, including the Tennessee walking horse, Paso Fino, and American Mustangs. It was selectively bred for its pinto coloration and its use as a general riding horse. The two...

Spanish Mustang
2014-08-12 13:02:01

The Spanish Mustang is a breed of horse that developed within the first thirty years of the Spanish conquest in the Americas. This breed developed from horses that are now mostly extinct in Spain. During the sixteenth century, these horses moved north and became part of Native American lifestyle for the next one hundred years. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the horses developed into a distinct breed, although it is sometimes classified within a larger grouping of horses...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

Sorraia
2014-07-07 11:22:23

The Sorraia is breed of horse that is native to Portugal on the Iberian Peninsula. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is known to have developed in southern portions of this area, but only first became recognized by the scientific world in the twentieth century. One theory regarding its origin suggests that it is a descendent of a wild horse that once inhabited the area, while another theory suggests that it is similar to mustangs, having developed from Spanish horses that were brought...

National Show Horse
2014-06-19 13:14:18

The National Show Horse is a breed of horse originating in the United States as a cross between an American Saddlebred and an Arabian horse. In 1981 a breed registry was formed and only offspring of registered National Show Horse parents or from the offspring of American Saddlebred and Arabian crossbreeding are accepted. As of December 1, 2009, in order for it to be registered as a National Show Horse, it must have between 50 and 99 percent Arabian blood. Any non National Show Horse mare...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'