Promislow explains that dogs are an ideal species in which to explore the genetic basis of disease because there's an unparalleled degree of diversity among breeds, yet all dogs are of the species Canis lupus familiaris
. Within breeds, on the other hand, dogs are genetically very similar.
In megadiverse areas like Africa and Latin America, domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris
Linnaeus) pose serious risks to native species as vectors of diseases, predators and competitors (Butler and Bingham, 2000; Butler and du Toit, 2002; Fiorello et al., 2006; Galetti and Sazima, 2006; Oliveira et al., 2008; Whiteman et al., 2007).
maculatum collected from 22 canines (Canis lupus familiaris
L.), 50 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus (Boddaert)), 1 feline (Felis catus L.), and 1 cow (Bos taurus L.) from Arkansas between 1-III-2006 and 1-VI-2009.
One of the most easily recognizable differences between wolf behavior and their domesticated cousin, Canis lupus familiaris
, is barking.
12- Canis lupus familiaris--GB: Canis lupus familiaris
, Accession Number: AF531666, Identities = 513/513 (100%), Gaps = 0/513 (0%), Query Coverage = 93.0%.
Table 1--Macroscopic assessment of the third eyelid normal and protrusioned glands of male, adult mongrel dogs (Canis lupus familiaris
, Linnaeus 1758), in respect to length, width, and thickness.
Under discussion is the idea that dogs should be classified as a wolf subspecies, Canis lupus familiaris
. The analysis of the dog genome is nearly complete.