OMIA 000894-9913 : Scurs in Bos taurus

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Mapping: This locus was mapped to BTA19 by Asai et al. (2002). Since the horns locus is on BTA1, there is now convincing evidence that these two traits are inherited independently in cattle.


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.
2015 Tetens, J., Wiedemar, N., Menoud, A., Thaller, G., Drögemüller, C. :
Association mapping of the scurs locus in polled Simmental cattle--evidence for genetic heterogeneity. Anim Genet 46:224-5, 2015. Pubmed reference: 25645725. DOI: 10.1111/age.12237.
2012 Mariasegaram, M., Harrison, B.E., Bolton, J.A., Tier, B., Henshall, J.M., Barendse, W., Prayaga, K.C. :
Fine-mapping the POLL locus in Brahman cattle yields the diagnostic marker CSAFG29. Anim Genet 43:683-8, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22497221. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2012.02336.x.
2010 Mariasegaram, M., Reverter, A., Barris, W., Lehnert, SA., Dalrymple, B., Prayaga, K. :
Transcription profiling provides insights into gene pathways involved in horn and scurs development in cattle. BMC Genomics 11:370, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20537189. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-370.
2009 Capitan, A., Grohs, C., Gautier, M., Eggen, A. :
The scurs inheritance: new insights from the French Charolais breed. BMC Genet 10:33, 2009. Pubmed reference: 19575823. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-10-33.
2004 Asai, M., Berryere, TG., Schmutz, SM. :
The scurs locus in cattle maps to bovine chromosome 19. Anim Genet 35:34-9, 2004. Pubmed reference: 14731227.
1982 Brem, G., Karnbaum, B., Rosenberg, E. :
Zur Vererbung der Hornlosigkeit beim Fleckvieh Bayer. Landwirtsch. Jahrb. 59:688-695, 1982.
1978 Long, C.R., Gregory, K.E. :
Inheritance of the horned, scurred and polled condition in cattle Journal of Heredity 69:395-400, 1978.
1955 Siegert, M. :
The horns of cattle and their origin with personal investigations on the structure and inheritance of scurs Veterinary Medicine Dissertation, Freie University, Berlin :31, 1955.
1936 White, W.T., Ibsen, H.L. :
Horn inheritance in Galloway-Holstein cattle crosses Journal of Genetics 32:33-49, 1936.

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