Canis familiaris


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Canis familiaris

(kā′nĭs fă-mĭl″ē-ār′ĭs) [L., family dog]
The scientific name for the domestic dog. Dogs are often used as guides for people with sensory impairments and as companions for older or institutionalized people. Dog allergens, abbreviated Can by the World Health Organization, are a common source of indoor allergies.
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Should the intermediate/paratenic hosts prove to be the source of this dog's infection, then Canis familiaris should be regarded as a natural host and should be added to the list of regular definitive hosts of M.
melanogaster weren't enough to keep folks busy, geneticists at the University of California at Berkeley have begun a project to sequence the genome of Canis familiaris.