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Horse Coat Colours and their Inheritance: Part I: Genetics & Pigmentation Henriette Arriens

Horse Coat Colours and their Inheritance: Part I: Genetics & Pigmentation

Henriette Arriens

Published March 4th 2015
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Kindle Edition
143 pages
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Ever since domestication of the horse triggered the appearance and perpetuation of new coat colours and patterns, people, whether associating distinct colours with desirable characteristics, or just preferring some over others, have been intrigued byMoreEver since domestication of the horse triggered the appearance and perpetuation of new coat colours and patterns, people, whether associating distinct colours with desirable characteristics, or just preferring some over others, have been intrigued by the ways coat colours might be reproduced.This e-book series provides an in-depth presentation of the fascinating subject of “Horse Coat Colours and their Inheritance”.Part 1: Genetics & Pigmentation, is about acquiring the tools of the trade. The first chapters, tailored to the needs of horse coat colour adepts, address the different aspects of genetics necessary for an understanding of the intricacies of colour inheritance, and include a discussion of possible causes of variations in shade. Coat colours depend on the presence and distribution of pigments, which, in their turn, depend on pigment cell activity. This necessitates a closer look at the origins and the functioning of these highly specialized cells.The other volumes in this series are:Part 2: Base Coat Colours, Dilutions, introduces the base coat colours and the ways these may be altered, for example as a result of several types of pigment shortages.Part 3: Common White Markings, Extensions, discusses the white markings restricted to head and lower legs, branching out with white spotting patterns best described as extended white markings.Part 4: Markings, Patterns with White, gives an overview of additional markings, before addressing a variety of inborn and progressive coat colour patterns with a share of white.