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Hair, Long


Disease Name
Hair, Long
Mutation 2
Test Type
Other Genetic Traits
Testing for a long coat can be useful for predicting possible breeding outcomes, which may be particularly useful for those concerned with coat length for meeting typical breed attributes.
Details 2
The long coat is caused by a recessive genetic mutation in the FGF5 gene.
Housley, DJ., Venta, PJ. : The long and the short of it: evidence that FGF5 is a major determinant of canine 'hair'-itability. Anim Genet 37:309-15, 2006. Pubmed reference: 16879338. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2006.01448.x.
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