The information contained in this book is taken from my first book - "Catahoula Coat Color Genetics - Painting the Canvas."
As Merle testing has progressed and more information has become available, it became apparent that there was a need for a book devoted exclusively to MERLE.
Introduction and History of Merle
The Shortening and Lengthening of Merle
Cryptic Merle - Possible Lengthening
Merle - The Saga Continues
Mh - Harlequin Merle
Vemodia - Laboratory of Molecular Veterinary Diagnostics
"M" LOCUS Alleles
m - Non-Merle - Wild Type 171 bp
Mc - Cryptic Merle 200 - 230 bp
Mc+ 231 - 246 bp
Ma - Atypical Merle 247 - 254 bp
Ma+ 255 - 264 bp
M - Merle 265 - 269 bp
Mh - Harlequin Merle 270 - 280 bp