OMIA 000168-100936 : Cataract, generic in Chlorocebus aethiops vervet

In other species: chicken , crab-eating macaque , dog , domestic ferret , domestic cat , lion , horse , cattle , sheep , rabbit , domestic guinea pig , degu , bald eagle

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Opacity of the lens of the eye.

Inheritance: Magwebu et al. (2018) reported that "The parents of the affected individuals were however observed to be asymptomatic, which confirmed that

this phenotype was transmitted in a recessive mode" but did not provide sufficient evidence to support the claimed inheritance.


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.
2018 Magwebu, Z.E., Abdul-Rasool, S., Seier, J.V., Chauke, C.G. :
Autosomal recessive congenital cataract in captive-bred vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). J Med Primatol :, 2018. Pubmed reference: 29377145. DOI: 10.1111/jmp.12332.
2001 de Villiers, C., Seier, J.V., Dhansay, M.A. :
Probable genetic origin for a large number of cataracts among captive-bred vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Am J Primatol 55:43-8, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11536315. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.1037.

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