Articles | Volume 42, issue 4
10 Oct 1999
 | 10 Oct 1999

Incidence of hereditary Citrullinemia and bovine Ieucocyte adhesion deficiency Syndrome in Indian dairy cattie (BOS TAURUS, BOS INDICUS) and buffalo (BUBALUS BUBALIS) Population (short communication)

M. Padeeri, K. Vijaykumar, S. Grupe, M. Pratp Narayan, M. Schwerin, and M. Hitesch Kumar

Abstract. PCR based Screening of the cattle and buffaloe bulls for Bovine Lcucocyte Adhesion Deficiency Syndrome (BLAD) and Citrullinemia genetic disorders were carried out. A total of 330 cattle belonging to 4 breeds and 135 buffaloes of 3 breeds were genotyped. One young Holstein bull was detected as carrier (0.67%) for mutation at codon 86 in the argininosuccinate synthetase gene locus. Two young Holstein bulls were diagnosed as heterozygous (1.33%) for the BLAD locus. So far no carriers were detected in the indigenous cattle and buffalo breeds.