OMIA:002005-9986 : Rex coat, r2 type in Oryctolagus cuniculus (rabbit)

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Species-specific name: Deutsch-Kurzhaar

Species-specific symbol: dek; r2

Species-specific description: See Robinson (1958, p. 300), who calls this trait "German short-hair".

History: As recounted by Castle and Nachtsheim (1933), "in 1926, a breeder in Hamburg, Germany, discovered a short-haired rabbit in the hutches of another breeder at Lubeck, Germany. He was able promptly to establish from this individual the race Rex No. 2 (Deutsch-Kurzhaar)."

Mapping: Castle and Nachtsheim (1933) showed that r2 rex is linked to r1 rex (OMIA 001566-9986) with a recombination frequency of 10-12%. These same authors showed that the third type of rex in rabbits, r3 (OMIA 002006-9986), segregates independently of r1 and r2.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2016). OMIA:002005-9986: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

1958 Robinson, R. :
Genetic studies of the rabbit. Bibliographia Genetica 17:229–558, 1958.
1933 Castle, WE., Nachtsheim, H. :
Linkage interrelations of three genes for rex (short) coat in the rabbit. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 19:1006-11, 1933. Pubmed reference: 16587815. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.19.12.1006.

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