NEWS ABOUT PROJECT DWARFISM
Ragdollklubben is happy to give you an update on the progress of the research on dwarfism in ragdolls at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.
Ragdollklubben had an interesting meeting on 20 April 2023 with two researchers at SLU who worked on the genetic part of the study, Tomas Bergström (Associate professor) and Suvi Mäkeläinen (PhD).
The plan is to submit a manuscript to a scientific journal during the spring of 2023.
If all goes well, we ragdoll breeders around the world can look forward to FINALLY getting access to the long awaited genetic test for ragdoll dwarfism.
The Animal genetics laboratory at SLU will make the test available as soon as the results are published. After, publication other laboratories around the world will also be able to provide DNA-testing.
The genetic cause of dwarfism in ragdolls is a novel genetic variant (mutation) and has so far only been identified in ragdolls. It has no connection with other forms of dwarfism in cats.
Some information about the upcoming genetic test:
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