Complex Traits

Published:2016, BioEd, Houston, Texas
38 pp
Authors:Moreno, N
Type:Publication for Teachers
Keywords:genetics, dog, genotype, phenotype, mutation, gene, genome, genomics, complex trait
View Publication


Domestic dogs exhibit immense variety in size, shape, coat color and texture, and behavior. This variability is a product of selective breeding by humans, conducted to yield desirable genetic changes or mutations. Today, there are more than 400 distinct breeds of dogs. Complex Traits contains lessons that allow students to investigate and learn about modern genetics using the domestic dog as a model.