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Curly coat is a common trait in many dog breeds.

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General information

Curly coat is a common trait in many dog breeds. There are two known mutations in exon 2 of the Keratin 71 gene (KRT71) (exon 2 and 7) is detected which causes the curly coat phenotype. This test investigates the exon 7 mutation which is fixed in Curly Coat Retrievers and segregates in some other breeds.

Clinical features

Clinical signs include a curly coat.

Additional information

There are some indications that the variant possibly represents a genetic risk factor for some forms of follicular dysplasia in dogs.


Pubmed ID: 30444027,30456859

Omia ID: 245

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