OMIA:000030-9031 : Alopecia, generic in Gallus gallus (chicken)

In other species: Rhesus monkey , dog , giant panda , domestic cat , white-tailed deer , taurine cattle , sheep , American red squirrel

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 104000 (trait) , 104110 (trait) , 203655 (trait) , 612421 (trait) , 610753 (trait) , 300042 (trait) , 109200 (trait) , 300710 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Multifactorial

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Absence of hair, wool or feathers due to loss of hair (not in reference to primary genetic hair, wool, feather-lessness)

History: This disorder is one of the characteristic features of the DAM line of chickens (see OMIA 000034-9031).

Inheritance: Somes (1990) includes this in his list of inherited traits, classifying it as "probably polygenic"

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2012). OMIA:000030-9031: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1990 Somes, R.G. Jr :
Mutations and major variants of plumage and skin in chickens. In "Poultry Breeding and Genetics" (ed. R.D. Crawford), Elsevier, Amsterdam; Chapter 6 :169-208, 1990.

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