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Determines feline hair length in a number of breeds.
Trait (Associated with Phenotype)
4 different variants detected M1(c.356insT), M2 (c.406C>T), M3 (c.474delT) and M4(c.475A>C).
It is a trait and so is tested based on preference, not usually for health concerns.
Mode of Inheritance:
Drogemuller C., S. Rufenacht, B. Wichert, T. Leeb. Mutations within the FGF5 gene are associated with hair length in cats. Animal Genetics 38(3):218-221 (2007).
Kehler J. S., V. A. David, A. A. Schaffer, K. Bajema, E. Eizirik, D. K. Ryugo, S. S. Hannah, S. J. O'Brien, M. Menotti-Raymond. Four independent mutations in the feline fibroblast growth factor 5 gene determine the long-haired phenotype in domestic cats. Journal of Heredity 98(6):555-566 (2007).
Associated Breed(s):Abyssinian, African Short Hair, American Bobtail , American Curl, American Ringtail, American Shorthair, Angora, Asian, Australian Mist , Balinese, Bengal, Birman, Bombay, British Black Tipped, British Longhair, British Red Spot, British Shorthair, British Shorthair/Longhair, Burmese, Burmilla, Calico, California Spangled, Chantilly, Chartreux, Chausie, Chinchilla, Colourpoint Siberian Forest Cat, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Domestic Leopard Cat, Domestic Medium / Long Hair, Domestic Short Hair, Don Hairless, Don Sphynx, Egyptian Black, Egyptian Mau, European, Exotic , Exotic Longhair, Exotic Shorthair, Foreign White, German Rex, Havana Brown, Highland Fold, Himalayan, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Khao Manee, Korat, Kurilian Bobtail Short Haired, LaPerm , Maine Coon, Manx , Munchkin Short/Long Haired, Norwegian Forest Cat, Ocicat, Ojos Azules, Oriental , Oriental Long Hair, Oriental Short Hair, Persian , Persian Blue, Persian Colourpoint, Persian Smoke, Persian Tabby, Peterbald, PixieBob, Ragamuffin, Ragdoll, Rex , Russian Black, Russian Blue, Russian White, Savannah, Scottish Fold, Scottish Fold Long Haired, Scottish Fold Short Haired, Scottish Straight, Scottish Wildcat, Selkirk Rex, Serengeti, Seychellois Short/Long Hair, Siamese, Siberian, Siberian Forest Cat, Singapura, Snowshoe, Sokoke, Somali , Somali Long Hair, Somali Short Hair, Sphynx, Tiffany, Tonkinese, Toyger, Turkish Angora, Turkish Van, York Chocolate,