OMIA:002246-9925 : Height, LCORL-associated body-size variation in Capra hircus (goat)

In other species: dog , horse , taurine cattle

Categories: Growth / size / body region phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 611799 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Mode of inheritance: Multifactorial

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Markers: Saif et al. (2020) reported that "A search for signatures that are shared across large-sized goat breeds revealed that five medium-to-large-sized Pakistani goat breeds had a common selection signature on chromosome 6 in a region harboring the LCORL gene, which has been shown to modulate height or body size in several mammalian species. Fine-mapping of the region confirmed that all five goat breeds with the selection signature were nearly fixed for the same haplotype in a ~191 kb region spanning positions 37,747,447–37,938,449. From the pool sequencing data, we identified a frame-shifting single base insertion into an isoform-specific exon of LCORL as a potential candidate causal variant mediating the size-increasing effect." The variant can be designated as XM_018049322.1:c.828_829insA or XP_017904811.1:p.(Ser277Ilefs*38). The authors cautioned that this represents a preliminary finding. Proving the causality of this variant for the size increasing effect will require further studies (Saif et al., 2020).

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Breeds: Barbari (Goat) (VBO_0000728), Beetal (Goat) (VBO_0000729), Dera Din Panah, Pakistan (Goat) (VBO_0009774), Kamori (Goat) (VBO_0000783), Nachi, Pakistan (Goat) (VBO_0009786).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. For breeds in which a likely causal variant has been documented, see the variant table below

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
LCORL Capra hircus 6 NC_030813.1 (38069012..37904351) LCORL Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:002246-9925: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2020 Saif, R., Henkel, J., Jagannathan, V., Drögemüller, C., Flury, C., Leeb, T. :
The <i>LCORL</i> Locus is under Selection in Large-Sized Pakistani Goat Breeds. Genes (Basel) 11, 2020. Pubmed reference: 32033434. DOI: 10.3390/genes11020168.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 13 Feb 2020
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 13 Feb 2020
  • Changed by Tosso Leeb on 15 Feb 2020