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9 - The Great Pyrenees

from Part III - Dogs

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 February 2021

Lewis I. Held, Jr
Affiliation:
Texas Tech University
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The abnormal animal featured here is a breed of dog with extra toes on its hind feet. We also examine cats with extra toes, and we ask how the number of toes is controlled genetically. The leading theory for that was proposed 70 years ago by a math wizard, Alan Turing. His theory explains a lot of other types of patterns.

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Animal Anomalies
What Abnormal Anatomies Reveal about Normal Development
, pp. 133 - 148
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • The Great Pyrenees
  • Lewis I. Held, Jr, Texas Tech University
  • Book: Animal Anomalies
  • Online publication: 26 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108876612.014
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  • The Great Pyrenees
  • Lewis I. Held, Jr, Texas Tech University
  • Book: Animal Anomalies
  • Online publication: 26 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108876612.014
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  • The Great Pyrenees
  • Lewis I. Held, Jr, Texas Tech University
  • Book: Animal Anomalies
  • Online publication: 26 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108876612.014
Available formats
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