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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Short Communication

Year: 2017

Author(s): Rothammer, S; Kunz, E; Seichter, D; Krebs, S; Wassertheurer, M; Fries, R; Brem, G; Medugorac, I

Title: Detection of two non-synonymous SNPs in SLC45A2 on BTA20 as candidate causal mutations for oculocutaneous albinism in Braunvieh cattle.

Source: Genet Sel Evol. 2017; 49(1):73

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Brem Gottfried

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Unit of Reproductive Biology

Cases of albinism have been reported in several species including cattle. So far, research has identified many genes that are involved in this eye-catching phenotype. Thus, when two paternal Braunvieh half-sibs with oculocutaneous albinism were detected on a private farm, we were interested in knowing whether their phenotype was caused by an already known gene/mutation.

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