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TitleA structural variant in the 5’-flanking region of the TWIST2 gene affects melanocyte development in belted cattle
Study TypeOther
Abstract Belted cattle have a circular belt of unpigmented hair and skin around their midsection. The belt is inherited as a monogenic autosomal dominant trait. We mapped the causative variant to a 54 kb segment on bovine chromosome 3. Whole genome sequence data of 2 belted and 130 control cattle yielded onl .. [more]
Description Belted cattle have a circular belt of unpigmented hair and skin around their midsection. The belt is inherited as a monogenic autosomal dominant trait. We mapped the causative variant to a 54 kb segment on bovine chromosome 3. Whole genome sequence data of 2 belted and 130 control cattle yielded onl .. [more]
Center NameInstitute of Genetics, University of Bern, Switzerland