The first case of genetically confirmed monozygotic twinning in the dog

Jooné, C.J., De Cramer, K.G.M., and Nöthling, J.O. (2016) The first case of genetically confirmed monozygotic twinning in the dog. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 51 (5). pp. 835-839.

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Monozygotic twinning has not previously been genetically confirmed in the dog. This case report describes the finding of two viable male monozygotic foetuses within one placental site during caesarean section. Their umbilical cords attached to a single placenta. Genetic profiling using a total of 38 microsatellite markers, as well as amelogenin and SRY for sex determination, revealed identical DNA profiles, whether derived from blood or tissue (buccal swabs) samples. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of monozygotic twinning in the dog confirmed using DNA profiling.

Item ID: 47106
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1439-0531
Funders: National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF)
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 07:40
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