OMIA:000044-9940 : Anencephaly/Exencephaly in Ovis aries (sheep)

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

Categories: Nervous system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 182940 (trait) , 206500 (trait) , 301410 (trait) , 619452 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

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.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2006). OMIA:000044-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1972 Dennis, S.M., Leipold, H.W. :
Anencephaly in sheep Cornell Veterinarian 62:273-281, 1972. Pubmed reference: 5023994.

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  • Created by Kao Castle on 20 Jan 2006