OMIA:000109-9940 : Birthcoat in Ovis aries (sheep)

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: In this disorder, the adult fleece is typical of that seen in new-born lambs (consisting of hairy [medullated] fibres produced almost entirely by primary follicles; in contrast to normal wool, which has no medulla, and which is produced by secondary follicles and modified primary follicles).

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. (2005). OMIA:000109-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

1954 Rendel, J.M. :
Inheritance of birthcoat in a flock of improved Welsh Mountain sheep Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 5:297-304, 1954.
1951 Schinckel, P.G. :
Birth coats of Australian Merino lambs Nature 168:698 only, 1951. Pubmed reference: 14882326.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005