Accession Number:

ADA576877

Title:

Integrative Lifecourse and Genetic Analysis of Military Working Dogs

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Sep 2011-14 Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this proposal is to provide insight into gene-environment interactions in a population of military working dogs MWD. It leverages the simplified genetics and detailed records of the MWD population. There are several critical aspects to meeting the aims of this proposal. 1 development of data-driven selection criteria, 2 biological sampling of representative dogs, and 3 generation of mathematical methodologies capable of handling heterogenous data and statistical tests in consistent manner and providing clear and understandable results that are biologically valid. Each of these criteria posses their own challenges that must be overcome before the project will be successful. We accomplished all of the first year objectives, as described in the body.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE