OMIA 000149-9940 : Brachygnathia superior in Ovis aries

In other species: goat , pig , rabbit , cattle , llama , alpaca

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.


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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