Identification of two TYRP 1 loss‐of‐function alleles in Valais Red sheep

Paris, J. M.; Letko, A.; Häfliger, I. M.; Ammann, P.; Flury, Christine; Drögemüller, C. (2019). Identification of two TYRP 1 loss‐of‐function alleles in Valais Red sheep Animal Genetics, 50(6), pp. 778-782. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/age.12863

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The Valais Red sheep breed is a local breed of the Swiss canton Valais. Although the breed is characterised by its brown colour, black animals occasionally occur and the objective of this study was to identify the causative genetic variants responsible for the obvious difference. A GWAS using high-density SNP data to compare 51 brown and 38 black sheep showed a strong signal on chromosome 2 at the TYRP1 locus. Haplotype analyses revealed three different brown-associated alleles. The WGS of three sheep revealed four protein-changing variants within the TYRP1 gene. Three of these variants were associated with the recessively inherited brown coat colour. This includes the known missense variant TYRP1: c.869G>T designated as bSoay and two novel loss-of-function variants. We propose to designate the frame-shift variant TYRP1:c.86_87delGA as bVS1 and the nonsense variant TYRP1:c.1066C>T as bVS2. Interestingly, the bVS1 allele occurs only in local breeds of Switzerland whereas the bVS2 allele seems to be more widespread across Europe.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Resource-efficient agricultural production systems

Name:

Paris, J. M.;
Letko, A.;
Häfliger, I. M.;
Ammann, P.;
Flury, Christine and
Drögemüller, C.

Subjects:

Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture

ISSN:

0268-9146

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nadine Werndli

Date Deposited:

19 Nov 2019 09:09

Last Modified:

19 Nov 2019 09:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/age.12863

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.8735

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/8735

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