Gentically Linked Diseases

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Gentically Linked Diseases

Postby LizardFreak22 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi, in my Animal Genetics class we are currently doing a research project on any species we wish and it has to be about a genetically linked disease, I would have loved to cover MBD because it's so widely common but it's not a genetic disease it purely environmental. So I come to you all in my time of research, what is a common disease that's genetically linked that you see most frequently?
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Re: Gentically Linked Diseases

Postby LizardFreak22 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:41 pm

Okay so after intensive research, they don't have any researched genetically linked disease, but they do have genetic mutations, or what we call morphs. So I pose another question just in case someone has some input. Out of all these traits hypomelanism, translucent, paradox, zero, albinism, and leucism, do any of them have factors to health? Are some more resistant to parasites and some more susceptible? Are other more likely to injure themselves, do any of the morphs affect behavior? Is some tamer than other? Etc...
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Re: Gentically Linked Diseases

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:07 pm

I don't know a lot about their genetics, but I do suspect some of the illnesses they get are linked to genetics and inbreeding. Silkback dragons have thin skin and no scales which makes their skin easier to damage and they seem to be more susceptible to illness and injury. That might be a good avenue to pursue for your research.
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