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Copy number variation of the SRY gene showed an association with disorders of sex development in Yorkshire Terrier dogs

9 monthes ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
The molecular background of disorders of sex development in dogs is poorly understood. Several copies of the SRY genes have been reported in the dog genome. We used droplet digital PCR with the aim of determining variability in SRY copy number and its association with DSD in dogs. Altogether 19 DSD male dogs of 10 breeds and 87 control dogs of eight breeds were analyzed. Moreover, we performed a comparative analysis of SRY copy number in other canids: wolves (3), red foxes (16), and Chinese raccoon dogs (10). We found that the modal number of SRY copies in dogs, wolves, red foxes...
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