A frameshift mutation in GON4L is associated with proportionate dwarfism in Fleckvieh cattle

@article{Schwarzenbacher2016AFM,
  title={A frameshift mutation in GON4L is associated with proportionate dwarfism in Fleckvieh cattle},
  author={Hermann Schwarzenbacher and Christine Wurmser and Krzysztof Flisikowski and Lubica Misurova and Simone Jung and Martin C Langenmayer and Angelika Schnieke and Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer and Ruedi Fries and Hubert Pausch},
  journal={Genetics Selection Evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={48},
  pages={1-10}
}
Low birth weight and postnatal growth restriction are the most evident symptoms of dwarfism. Accompanying skeletal aberrations may compromise the general condition and locomotion of affected individuals. Several paternal half-sibs with a low birth weight and a small size were born in 2013 in the Fleckvieh cattle population. Affected calves were strikingly underweight at birth in spite of a normal gestation length and had craniofacial abnormalities such as elongated narrow heads and… CONTINUE READING
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