OMIA:000149-9940 : Brachygnathia superior in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: domestic cat , pig , llama , taurine cattle , goat , rabbit , alpaca

Categories: Craniofacial phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Congenital abnormal shortness of the maxilla (upper jaw), resulting in protrusion of the mandible (lower jaw).

Species-specific description: In two papers, Luft (1972) presented evidence of an association between a whole-arm autosomal deletion and brachygnathia superior.

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:000149-9940: 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.

2008 Kacar, C., Ozcan, K., Takci, I., Gurbulak, K., Ozen, H., Karaman, M. :
Diprosopus, craniorachischisis, arthrogryposis, and other associated anomalies in a stillborn lamb. J Vet Sci 9:429-31, 2008. Pubmed reference: 19052501.
1972 Luft, B. :
Deletion of one arm of an acrocentric autosome of two ewes and two rams with brachygnathia superior Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Animal Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, Munich 2:1123-1127, 1972.
Luft, B. :
[Autosomal deletion in two ewes and two rams with superior brachygnathia]. Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr 79:327-30, 1972. Pubmed reference: 4559335.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005