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Tail length, Short

General

Disease Name
Tail length, Short
Disease Name 2
Short Tail (Bobtail)
OMIA
975
Gene Name
T
Mutation
c.295C>G
Mutation 2
c.189C>G
OMIM
601397
Test Type
Genetic Disease/Disorder
Synonyms/Related Terms
brachyury
Details
Sometimes referred to as "natural bob-tails" this mutation is responsible for the shorter tail length in some breeds, such as Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Boxer. Not to be confused with dogs who have had manually docked tails.
Details 2
This is responsible for reduced tail length in some traditionally short-tailed breeds, such as Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Published
Haworth, K., Putt, W., Cattanach, B., Breen, M., Binns, M., Lingaas, P., Edwards, Y.H. : Canine homolog of the T-box transcription factor T; failure of the protein to bind to its DNA target leads to a short-tail phenotype Mammalian Genome 12:212-218, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11252170. DOI: 10.1007/s003350010253.
Published 2
Indrebø, A., Langeland, M., Juul, H.M., Skogmo, H.K., Rengmark, A.H., Lingaas, F. : A study of inherited short tail and taillessness in Pembroke Welsh corgi. J Small Anim Pract 49:220-4, 2008. Pubmed reference: 17850278. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2007.00435.x.
Body/System/Process
Skeletal
Inheritance
AD
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