B382 Pigeon Performance Gene CASK

Background

Calcium/calmodulin-dependent serine protein kinase (CASK) is a protein involved in the development of the links between nerves and muscles. In pigeons, a mutation to the CASK gene has been connected to improved racing ability. This makes the mutation a useful performance marker.

Wild rock pigeons all have the normal G/G genotype. Many homing pigeons have at least one copy of the mutant A allele.

Test specific information

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Age

Turn Around Time

The turn-around-time of a test depends to a large extent on the logistics of sample transportation to the laboratory. After receiving the sample at the test location, you can normally expect the result within 10 working days. A longer delivery time applies to tests carried out by a Partner Lab.

Location of disease or trait

Breed dependence

For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Feather, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.

Result

The disease is of multifactorial origin, which means that the symptoms are combination of genetic factors as well as the environment. This marker is part of a panel of genetic factors influencing this disease.

Inheritance

The disease is of multifactorial origin, which means that the symptoms are a combination of genetic factors as well as the environment.

Severity of Disease

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Code B382

Pigeon Performance Gene CASK

€ 47,50 (excl. VAT)