OMIA:000044-9685 : Anencephaly/Exencephaly in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: dog , brown bear , greater Indian rhinoceros , taurine cattle , sheep , Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin

Categories: Nervous system phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 182940 (trait) , 206500 (trait) , 301410 (trait) , 619452 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Congenital absence of the cranial vault, with the cerebral hemispheres completely missing or reduced to small masses. This phene was originally called anencephaly, but a recent review suggested that the term anencephaly/exencephaly is more appropriate.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2024). OMIA:000044-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2023 Marc, S., Savici, J., Sicoe, B., Boldura, O.M., Paul, C., Otavă, G. :
Exencephaly-anencephaly sequence associated with maxillary brachygnathia, spinal defects, and palatoschisis in a male domestic cat. Animals (Basel) 13:3882, 2023. Pubmed reference: 38136919. DOI: 10.3390/ani13243882.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 09 Jan 2024