OMIA:000160-9913 : Cardiomyopathy in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

In other species: salmonids , chicken , hedgehogs , dog , domestic cat , goat , golden hamster

Categories: Cardiovascular system phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive lethal

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific name: Cardiomyopathy, Japanese Black cattle

Inheritance: Watanabe et al. (1979) documented convincing evidence for autosomal recessive inheritance

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

Clinical features: Sudden death after a short period (a few minutes up to a few hours) of dyspnea accompanied by a groan, in calves usually less than 30 days old

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2013). OMIA:000160-9913: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1979 Watanabe, S., Akita, T., Itakura, C., Goto, M. :
Evidence for a new lethal gene causing cardiomyopathy in Japanese Black calves Journal of Heredity 70:255-258, 1979. Pubmed reference: 489954.

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