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"Gaiting gene" has been identified!

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        09-18-2012, 01:42 AM
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    "Gaiting gene" has been identified!

    Researchers in Sweden and the United States have identified the gene responsible for producing ambling gaits in horses. The single gene, called DMRT3, seems to affect the nerve cells critical for the control of gaits in horses.

    You can read more here:
    Single gene has major impact on gaits in horses and in mice

    Here:
    One gait-keeper gene allows horses to move in unusual ways | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

    And here:
    Mutations in DMRT3 affect locomotion in horses and spinal circuit function in mice : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
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