Health Tip on Somatic Mutations of Genes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Health Tip on Somatic Mutations of Genes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Wow! Not sure what to call this color! (not photo shopped)!

Wow! Not sure what to call this color! (not photo shopped)!

Somatic Mutations: Somatic mutations are the result of a gene that is accidentally switched "off," often resulting in odd patches of color on an otherwise ordinary coat.  This is DA Remote Control, a 3/4 quarter Arabian - 1/4 Hackney mare whose odd white streaks are probably the result of a somatic mutation.  Source: http://www.whitehorseproductions.com/ecg_basics4.html  More about this mare: http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com/horse-forums/the-all-about-clicker-thread-415079.html

DA Remote Control, aka Clicker, is a Half-Arabian mare whose unusual coat pattern is the result of a somatic mutation. While in utero, the pigmentation cells "misfired," leaving her with unpigmented areas. The pattern is not hereditable.

Bay warmblood colt with somatic mutation by "Sometimes when an embryo is developing one of its skin cells undergoes a mutation. Any cell that is produced by this mutant cell dividing also contains the mutation. Cells originating from other layers of the gastrula, including sex cells, do not originate from the same layer as the skin cells and are not affected by a skin cell mutation. For this reason a dog which has a somatic mutation will not produce its dual color in offspring. "

Saintly Anointed Bay warmblood colt with somatic mutation by [one of my favourite stallions] Saint Sandro of Golden Venture Farm

Somatic mutation (area unaffected by white spotting pattern)                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Somatic mutation (area unaffected by white spotting pattern)

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Purebred Golden Retriever with mutation resulting in black spots

These pretty animals with unusual markings and colorings are basically real life Care Bears. So many different kinds of hearts, colors, and shapes, oh my! Some strange colorings are caused by somatic mutations, in which their altered genetic structures are are not inherited, nor are they passed onto their offspring. So if you have a pet with... View Article

These are special markings, caused by a gene mutation. But you can't breed for it, because this mutation is not passed down to offspring. It is a one time thing.

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