OMIA 001598-9940 : Wool shedding in Ovis aries
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Dominant Considered a defect: no Key variant known: no Cross-species summary: The fleece is shed naturally on an annual basis. Species-specific name: Fleece shedding Inheritance: A segregation analysis reported by Pollott (2011) provided evidence for an autosomal dominant gene of large effect associated with natural wool shedding in a flock comprising a mixture of shedding breeds. When scored on a 5-point scale (1 = no shedding; 5 = complete shedding), shedding was reported to have a heritability of 0.54 in lambs and 0.26 across all ages. Matika et al. (2013) "found strong genetic control for wool shedding, demonstrated the possibility of a single putative dominant gene controlling this trait and identified four SNPs that may be in partial linkage disequilibrium with gene(s) controlling shedding."
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.
|2013||Matika, O., Bishop, S.C., Pong-Wong, R., Riggio, V., Headon, D.J. :|
|Genetic factors controlling wool shedding in a composite Easycare sheep flock. Anim Genet :, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23837698. DOI: 10.1111/age.12070.|
|2011||Pollott, G.E. :|
|A suggested mode of inheritance for wool shedding in sheep. J Anim Sci 89:2316-25, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21357446. DOI: 10.2527/jas.2010-3713.|
|1980||Meyer, W., Neurand, K., Schwarz, R. :|
|[Hair shedding and replacement in domestic mammals.--3. Hair shedding and replacement in sheep and goat (author's transl)]. Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr 87:346-53, 1980. Pubmed reference: 7006996.|
|1965||Ryder, M.L. :|
|Wool fibre shedding and seasonal variation in wool growth. Proc R Soc Med 58:806-8, 1965. Pubmed reference: 5891124.|
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