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Research Article

Whole-Genome SNP Association in the Horse: Identification of a Deletion in Myosin Va Responsible for Lavender Foal Syndrome

  • Samantha A. Brooks mail,

    Samantha.Brooks@cornell.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Nicole Gabreski,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Donald Miller,

    Affiliation: Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Abra Brisbin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Helen E. Brown,

    Affiliation: Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom

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  • Cassandra Streeter,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Jason Mezey,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Deborah Cook,

    Affiliation: M. H. Gluck Equine Research Center, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Douglas F. Antczak

    Affiliation: Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: April 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000909

About the Authors

Samantha A. Brooks, Nicole Gabreski, Cassandra Streeter
Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Donald Miller, Helen E. Brown, Douglas F. Antczak
Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Abra Brisbin, Jason Mezey
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Deborah Cook
M. H. Gluck Equine Research Center, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Samantha.Brooks@cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAB NG. Performed the experiments: SAB NG DM CS. Analyzed the data: SAB NG DM AB JM DC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DM AB HEB JM DFA. Wrote the paper: SAB DFA.