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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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Some authors established the presence of fragile sites on the X chromosomes of Canis familiaris, studying the nucleus of malignant neoplasms by molecular techniques (14).
66 Canis familiaris type I procollagen pro-alpha 2 chain (COL1A2) 1.
Properties of CD36 gene in seven taxa studied Properties of CD36 gene Taxa Chromosomal Total gene Total exon length location length (in bp) (in bp) Mus musculus 5 53681 3016 Rattus norvegicus 4 53743 2551 Pai: troglodytes 7 39392 2201 Macaca mulatta 3 53681 3016 Homo sapiens 7 74804 2048 Canis familiaris 18 32945 2267 Gallus gallus 1 43316 2331 Properties of CD36 gene Taxa No.