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Canine genetics
Osteogenesis imperfecta in dachshunds
  1. Ekkehard Schütz1,
  2. Bertram Brenig1,
  3. Melanie Scharfenstein1,
  4. Cord Drögemüller2 and
  5. Tosso Leeb2
  1. 1Institute of Veterinary Medicine, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  2. 2Institute for Genetics, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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WE noticed the recently published paper by Eckardt and others (2013), reporting the allele frequencies of the mutation causing osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in dachshunds. After the discovery of the OI causing mutation in the SERPINH1 gene by Drögemüller and others (2009), we also started testing the German dachshund population on a regular basis. We had already published the allele frequency a year ago (Schütz and others …

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