OMIA 000975-9940 : Tail, short in Ovis aries

In other species: dog , cattle , domestic cat

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 601397

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Also called brachyury

Species-specific description: There is hope that this trait may provide a form of natural resistance to the sheep blowfly.


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.
1991 James, P.J., Gare, D.R., Singh, A.W., Clark, J.P., Ponzoni, R.W., Ancell, P.M. :
Studies of the Potential for Breeding Short Tail Merinos Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 38:106-111, 1991.
James, P.J., Ponzoni, R.W., Gare, D.R., Cockrum, K.S. :
Inheritance of short tailedness in South Australian Merinos Proceedings of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics 9:404-407, 1991.

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