Short Tail / Bob Tail (ST)

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Acronyms: ST, BT
Gene: T/Brachyury gene
Mutation: Point mutation
Mode of inheritance: Autosomal dominant
Breeds: All breeds

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Product Description

T gene belongs to a T-box gene family encoding transcription factors important during the embryonic development. T gene mutation was first found in Pembroke Welsh Corgis and afterwards in many other breeds. The mutation is dominantly inherited and results in a short-tail or tailless phenotype. Homozygosity for the mutation causes emryonic or postnatal lethality. Confirmation of the natural origin of a short tail is a necessity for breeders, because an increased number of countries is prohibiting cutting tails.

 

References:

Hytönen, M.K., Grall, A., Hédan, B., Dréano, S., Seguin, S.J., Delattre, D., Thomas, A., Galibert, F., Paulin, L., Lohi, H., et al. (2009). Ancestral T-box mutation is present in many, but not all, short-tailed dog breeds. J. Hered. 100, 236–240.

Joanna Gruszczyńska, A.C. (2011). A molecular test for the detection of the C295G mutation in the T gene responsible for shortened tail and taillessness in the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Land Reclamation 49, 35–43.