Welcome to OMIA

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) is a catalogue/compendium of inherited disorders, other (single-locus) traits, and genes in 244 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 719 523 341 256 244 233 219 95 84 46 41 628 3429
Mendelian trait/disorder 312 246 95 70 103 57 129 57 17 34 29 225 1374
Mendelian trait/disorder; likely causal variant(s) known 243 149 62 28 50 44 44 12 11 10 4 117 774
Likely causal variants 351 190 101 36 58 85 59 11 14 11 4 91 1011
Potential models for human disease 420 205 208 111 105 129 48 50 37 15 16 337 1681

Collaborators

The Monarch Initiative