Pathology and molecular genetics of intersexual goats: A review

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-992    | Article Id: B-992 | Page : 1265-1268
Citation :- Pathology and molecular genetics of intersexual goats: A review.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):1265-1268
Shu-Zhu Cheng , Guang-Xin E, Ri-Su Na and Yong-Fu Huang h67738337@swu.edu.cn
Address :
College of Animal Science and Technology, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Forage and Herbivore, Chongqing Engineering Research Centre for Herbivores Resource Protection and Utilization, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400 716, China.
Submitted Date : 4-06-2018
Accepted Date : 16-11-2018

Abstract

Intersex traits are serious reproductive disorders in goats, and the intersexual goat can influence development of goat husbandry. In goats, the PIS (polled intersex syndrome) mutation is responsible for both the absence of horns and sex reversal, exclusively affecting XX individuals. PIS is caused by a large deletion of goat chromosome 1q43 that affects the transcription of the genes PISRT1 and FOXL2. Here, we aim to contribute to the discussion on the pathology and molecular genetics of goats’ intersex based on the characteristics of morphology.

Keywords

Intersexual goats Molecular genetics PIS

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