Welcome to OMIA

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) is a catalogue/compendium of inherited disorders, other (single-locus) traits, and genes in 239 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 711 519 341 252 243 231 219 91 82 46 41 604 3380
Mendelian trait/disorder 307 244 95 69 103 57 129 55 16 34 29 211 1349
Mendelian trait/disorder; likely causal variant(s) known 236 145 62 29 50 43 44 11 10 10 4 103 747
Likely causal variants 339 183 100 33 57 80 59 12 14 11 4 74 966
Potential models for human disease 415 203 208 108 105 128 48 47 36 15 16 321 1650

Collaborators

The Monarch Initiative