Osteochondrodysplasia

Scottish fold cats show the characteristic ear shape. Furthermore this mutation causes... more
Disease
The mutation in the TRPV4 gene leads to the phenotype of Scottish fold cats with the characteristic ear shape. Furthermore this mutation causes osteochondrodysplasia in this breed with malformation in bones and joints of the distal limbs and tail. Homozygous mutant cats seem to be more affected, therefore it is not recommended to pair Scottish fold cats with one another.
Breed
Scottish Fold Longhair, Scottish Fold Shorthair
Heredity
autosomal dominant
Test duration
1-2 weeks
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