Welcome to OMIA

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) is a catalogue/compendium of inherited disorders, other (single-locus) traits, and genes in 243 animal species (other than human and mouse and rats, which have their own resources) authored by Professor Frank Nicholas of the University of Sydney, Australia, with help from many people over the years. OMIA information is stored in a database that contains textual information and references, as well as links to relevant PubMed and Gene records at the NCBI, and to OMIM and Ensembl.

OMIA is manually curated by a team of specialists. If you see an error or wish to submit an entry, please contact us.

To join the OMIA Support Group, register at OMIA Support Group.

From 1st September 2011, the OMIA ID is binomial, with the format OMIA xxxxxx-yyyy.., where xxxxxx is the 6-digit number for a trait/disorder, and yyyy.. is the NCBI species taxonomy id (usually four digits, but sometimes longer).

Summary

dog cattle cat pig sheep horse chicken rabbit goat Japanese quail golden hamster Other TOTAL
Total traits/disorders 719 522 341 254 244 233 219 94 83 46 41 616 3412
Mendelian trait/disorder 312 246 95 68 103 57 129 56 17 34 29 213 1359
Mendelian trait/disorder; likely causal variant(s) known 243 148 62 26 50 44 44 11 11 10 4 106 759
Likely causal variants 348 189 101 35 57 82 59 12 14 11 4 78 990
Potential models for human disease 420 204 208 109 105 129 48 49 36 15 16 329 1668

Collaborators

The Monarch Initiative