OMIA:002006-9986 : Rex coat, r3 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: Normandy rex; Normannen-Kurzhaar

Species-specific symbol: nok; r3

Species-specific description: See Robinson (1958, p. 300).

History: As recounted by Caste and Nachtsheim (1933), "in 1927, in . . . France a breeder of Himalayan rabbits, Madame Du Bary, observed that short-haired individuals were occurring among her animals. From these she established a race which we will call Rex No. 3 (Normannen-Kurzhaar)."

Mapping: Castle and Nachtsheim (1933) showed that r3 rex segregates independently of the other two types of rex, namely r1 rex (OMIA 001566-9986) and r2 rex (OMIA 002005-9986), with the latter two having a recombination frequency of 10-12%.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2016). OMIA:002006-9986: 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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