Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 10 (october 2019) : 1265-1268

Pathology and molecular genetics of intersexual goats: A review

Shu-Zhu Cheng, Guang-Xin E, Ri-Su Na, Yong-Fu Huang
1<div style="text-align: justify;">College of Animal Science and Technology, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Forage and Herbivore, Chongqing Engineering Research Centre for Herbivores Resource Protection and Utilization, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400 716, China.</div>
Cite article:- Cheng Shu-Zhu, E Guang-Xin, Na Ri-Su, Huang Yong-Fu (2018). Pathology and molecular genetics of intersexual goats: A review. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(10): 1265-1268. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-992.
Intersex traits are serious reproductive disorders in goats, and the intersexual goat can influence development of goat husbandry. In goats, the PIS (polled intersex syndrome) mutation is responsible for both the absence of horns and sex reversal, exclusively affecting XX individuals. PIS is caused by a large deletion of goat chromosome 1q43 that affects the transcription of the genes PISRT1 and FOXL2. Here, we aim to contribute to the discussion on the pathology and molecular genetics of goats’ intersex based on the characteristics of morphology.
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