Researchers have identified genetic variation linked to elevated homing performance. Genetic variation was identified in the DRD4 gene (dopamin receptor). In humans, the dopamin receptor is involved in behaviour.
The favourable allele was most prevalent in the top-racing animals. The DNA test enables the process of selection for the DRD4 genetic variation.
Additionally the test Quality Gene DRD4-1 Bst4CI Pigeons is offered.
Test specific information
Normally the result can be expected within 15 working days. This turn-around-time starts when both the sample and the fully filled-out and signed submission form have been received.
Location of disease or trait
For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.
For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Feather, Tissue. Please contact PharmaDNA if you wish to submit other material as listed.
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Severity of Disease