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Research Article

Familiar Hypopigmentation Syndrome in Sheep Associated with Homozygous Deletion of the Entire Endothelin Type-B Receptor Gene

  • Gesine Lühken mail,

    Gesine.Luehken@agrar.uni-giessen.de

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Katharina Fleck,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Alfredo Pauciullo,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Maike Huisinga,

    Affiliation: Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Georg Erhardt

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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  • Published: December 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053020

About the Authors

Gesine Lühken, Katharina Fleck, Alfredo Pauciullo, Georg Erhardt
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
Maike Huisinga
Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: Gesine.Luehken@agrar.uni-giessen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GL AP GE. Performed the experiments: KF MH AP. Analyzed the data: GL KF AP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GL AP GE. Wrote the paper: GL KF AP. Revised the article critically for important intellectual content: MH GE. Gave final approval of the version to be published: all the authors.