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D locus dilute d (common type)

Summary

Dilution is the colour gene that dilutes brown to a silver or fawn colour, and black to a blue or slate colur. Dilution is a recessive trait. This means that dogs can silently carry the dilute gene, without being dilute themselves. Dogs like this - dilute carriers - can potentially produce dilute puppies.

The dilute d test is for the common form of the dilution gene found in many different dog breeds. It can create the dilute coat colours by itself or in combination with the rarer dilute d2 gene.

Gene or region and technical reference

Gene: MLPH (causative). Reference: Drögemüller et al. (2007)

Reported alleles

n. Test developed using manufactured DNA, animal controls.

d. Test developed using manufactured DNA, animal cases.

Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together

This test is in the D locus panel.

Order tests

There is a one-off sample processing fee of $40 per animal plus the cost of your tests.

How many animals are you testing? Discount or society code:


Panels


Colour panels

$24 B locus ... more

$16 D locus ... more

$16 E locus ... more


Working dogs

$59 Australian Kelpie panel ... more

$26 Working dog CA ... more

$54 Working dog core panel ... more


Good looks


Coat characteristics

$9 Coat length L (common form) (L) ... more

$9 Coat length L2 (L2) ... more

$9 Curly coat ... more

$9 Improper coat ... more


Good health


Australian Kelpies

$14 Intestinal lipid malabsorption (ILM) ... more


Good looks


Coat colour

$9 B locus brown (bc allele) (bc) ... more

$9 B locus brown (bd allele) (bd) ... more

$9 B locus brown (bs allele) (bs) ... more

$9 D locus dilute d (common type) (d)

$9 D locus dilute d2 (Chow Chow type) (d2) ... more

$9 E locus melanistic mask ... more

$9 E locus red/black ... more

$9 K locus dominant black ... more


Good health


Multiple breeds

$14 Airways oedema ... more

$14 Degenerative myelopathy (DM) ... more

$14 Progressive retinal atrophy - PRCD (PRA-PRCD) ... more

$14 Screw tail ... more


Working dogs

$14 Cerebellar abiotrophy marker (LINGO3) (CA: LINGO3) ... more

$14 Cerebellar abiotrophy marker (VMP1) (CA: VMP1) ... more

$14 Collie eye anomaly (CEA) ... more

$14 Trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS) ... more

Tests can be in the list more than once when the gene in question has more than one effect. It is OK to select the same test once or more than once, the price is the same.