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Research Article

A Copy Number Variant at the KITLG Locus Likely Confers Risk for Canine Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Digit

  • Danielle M. Karyadi,

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Eric Karlins,

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Brennan Decker,

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Bridgett M. vonHoldt,

    Affiliations: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Gretchen Carpintero-Ramirez,

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Heidi G. Parker,

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Robert K. Wayne,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Elaine A. Ostrander mail

    eostrand@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003409

About the Authors

Danielle M. Karyadi, Eric Karlins, Brennan Decker, Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Gretchen Carpintero-Ramirez, Heidi G. Parker, Elaine A. Ostrander
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Robert K. Wayne
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eostrand@mail.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EAO DMK HGP BMvH. Performed the experiments: EK DMK BMvH BD GC-R. Analyzed the data: DMK. Wrote the paper: DMK EAO. Provided comments for the final manuscript: EK BD BMvH GC-R HGP RKW.