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Evidence for a Retroviral Insertion in TRPM1 as the Cause of Congenital Stationary Night Blindness and Leopard Complex Spotting in the Horse

  • Rebecca R. Bellone mail,

    rbellone@ut.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Heather Holl,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Vijayasaradhi Setaluri,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Sulochana Devi,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Nityanand Maddodi,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Sheila Archer,

    Affiliation: Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Lynne Sandmeyer,

    Affiliation: Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Arne Ludwig,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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  • Daniel Foerster,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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  • Melanie Pruvost,

    Affiliations: Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany, Epigenomic and Palaeogenomic Group, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France

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  • Monika Reissmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Breeding Biology and Molecular Genetics, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Ralf Bortfeldt,

    Affiliation: Department of Breeding Biology and Molecular Genetics, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • David L. Adelson,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, the University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Sim Lin Lim,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, the University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Janelle Nelson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Bianca Haase,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Martina Engensteiner,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetics, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Tosso Leeb,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetics, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • George Forsyth,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Michael J. Mienaltowski,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Padmanabhan Mahadevan,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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  • Michael Hofreiter,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Johanna L. A. Paijmans,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Gloria Gonzalez-Fortes,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Bruce Grahn,

    Affiliation: Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Samantha A. Brooks

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: October 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078280

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