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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, 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,