OMIA 000810-9615 : Polydactyly in Canis lupus familiaris

In other species: domestic cat , cattle , chicken , pig , turkey , domestic guinea pig , goat , guanaco , Arabian camel , Western roe deer , horse , springbok , rock pigeon , sheep

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 174500

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Often called preaxial polydactyly (PPD)

Species-specific name: Dew claws


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.
1985 Alberch, P. :
Developmental constraints: why St. Bernards often have an extra digit and poodles never do American Naturalist 126:430-433, 1985.
1954 Grundman, I. :
The inheritance of polydactyly in the domestic dog :, 1954.
1941 Falaschini, A. :
On the mode of inheritance of dew claws in the domestic dog Nuova Veterinaria 19:126, 1941.

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