• FGF5 missense mutation is associated with dromedary hair length variation

    13 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    Several FGF5 mutations are associated with hair length variation in many domestic animals, including New World camelids. The dromedary was investigated in the present study with breeds exhibiting marked variations in hair length. This study aimed to: (1) identify the molecular variation(s) in the three exons of FGF5 of a diverse group of breeds (Mejaheem, Shaele, Sofor, Waddah and Omani; n = 28); (2) examine the association of the identified variants with hair length; (3) validate the association via genotyping the polymorphism in a large population of diverse camels ; and (4) test...
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