Detection of Novel Mutations that Cause Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa in Candidate Genes
News Apr 09, 2013
Purpose of this study was to devise an effective method for detecting mutations in 12 genes commonly associated with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) that account for more than 95% of known mutations.
This study was published online in Molecular Vision and is free to access.
Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining in Illinois have certainly suffered two of the three. A long-term study of these snakes reveals, however, that – despite their alarming decline in numbers – they have retained a surprising amount of genetic diversity.READ MORE