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#1 Sashacat

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:30 PM

Was reading the latest email newsletter from Snopes, found this:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/strongestdog.asp

Edited by Pandy, 29 March 2010 - 02:36 PM.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:39 PM

That's Arlene Schwarsenauzer

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:10 PM

whatever its called I would be scared to meet that dog! It is double-muscled due to a genetic mutation :0
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:12 AM

Wasn't that the dog with the double myostatin deletion? If I recall correctly, there are also cows and mice like this. Five years ago, two human individuals with loss of functions in the myostatin pathway (one a homozygous deletion in the myostatin gene, the other in the reporter) were reported. Both showed increased muscle mass compared to their peers.

Interestingly, in the dogs, for racing, one copy of the gene is beneficial. If the dog has two, he's not so able a racer (I think really bulked bodybuilders are also not that agile). I don't know about fighting. The increased muscle mass should improve the amount of hits a dog can take.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myostatin




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