Coat Phenotype: The Devon Rex is known for its curly, soft coat, which is lacking in guard hairs.
Samples Accepted: Blood, Buccal Swabs
Gene Information: KRT71
Test Information: This mutation test identifies a complex insertion/deletion mutation in the KRT71 gene. This trait is recessive, and the Devon Rex breed is fixed (homozygous) for this mutation.
Gandolfi, B., Outerbridge, CA., Beresford, LG., Myers, JA., Pimentel, M., Alhaddad, H., Grahn, JC., Grahn, RA., Lyons, LA.: The naked truth: Sphynx and Devon Rex cat breed mutations in KRT71. Mamm Genome 21:509-15, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20953787. Doi: 10.1007/s00335-010-9290-6.
Further information is available at the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals website.