OMIA 001802-9940 : Fecundity, Davisdale, FecD in Ovis aries

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Inheritance: Juengel et al. (2011) reported the segregation of an autosomal gene of large effect on ovulation rate in the progeny of a single prolific ewe.


2011 Juengel, J.L., O'Connell, A.R., French, M.C., Proctor, L.E., Wheeler, R., Farquhar, P.A., Dodds, K.G., Galloway, S.M., Johnstone, P.D., Davis, G.H. :
Identification of a line of sheep carrying a putative autosomal gene increasing ovulation rate in sheep that does not appear to interact with mutations in the transforming growth factor beta superfamily. Biol Reprod 85:113-20, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21415136. DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.110.090514.

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