OMIA:002132-9615 : Abortion (embryonic lethality), BTBD17-related in Canis lupus familiaris

Categories: Mortality / aging (incl. embryonic lethal)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive lethal

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2017

Inheritance: Meyers-Wallen et al. (2017): "Because genotyping results at the 6048201 locus indicated that the G+G+ [homozygous for the G insertion] genotype was uncommon in XX DSD purebred pet dogs (3% G+G+, . . . ), but common in mixed breed XX DSD in the model pedigree (83% G+G+, . . . ), we hypothesized this genotype was deleterious in purebred dogs. Therefore, we genotyped pedigrees from purebred and crossbred breeding experiments in which the probability of G+G+ offspring varied from 0.25–0.5 . . . . All offspring were born alive and birth weights within the same litter were similar. None of the offspring were G+G+ genotype, including crossbred offspring sired by males from the model pedigree that had previously produced G+G+ and G+/- XX DSD offspring (sires C734 and C752, . . . ). These results indicated that embryonic lethality was associated with the G+G+ genotype in the GSHP genetic background."

Molecular basis: Meyers-Wallen et al. (2017) reported a variant in intron 1 of the BTBD17 gene ("a guanine insertion (G+) at CFA9: 6048201–6048202 . . . , rs852549625)") that is homozygous lethal in dogs with German shorthair pointer background.

Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
BTBD17 BTB (POZ) domain containing 17 Canis lupus familiaris 9 NC_051813.1 (6719394..6725404) BTBD17 Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Inferred EVA rsID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
851 German Shorthaired Pointer Abortion (embryonic lethality), BTBD17-related BTBD17 insertion, small (<=20) Naturally occurring variant CanFam3.1 9 g.6048201_6048202insG c.85+206_85+207insG ROS_Cfam_1.0:g.6720627_6720628insG ENSCAFT00845033049.1:c.85+206_85+207insG rs852549625 2017 29053721


2017 Meyers-Wallen, V.N., Boyko, A.R., Danko, C.G., Grenier, J.K., Mezey, J.G., Hayward, J.J., Shannon, L.M., Gao, C., Shafquat, A., Rice, E.J., Pujar, S., Eggers, S., Ohnesorg, T., Sinclair, A.H. :
XX Disorder of Sex Development is associated with an insertion on chromosome 9 and downregulation of RSPO1 in dogs (Canis lupus familiaris). PLoS One 12:e0186331, 2017. Pubmed reference: 29053721 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186331.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 24 Oct 2017