OMIA:000243-9940 : Cryptorchidism in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: dog , domestic cat , puma , horse , pig , Arabian camel , llama , taurine cattle , goat , domestic yak , alpaca

Categories: Reproductive system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 219050 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases:

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Failure of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) testes to descend.

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:000243-9940: 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.

2021 Chai, S., Huang, X., Wu, T., Xu, S., Ren, W., Yang, G. :
Comparative genomics reveals molecular mechanisms underlying health and reproduction in cryptorchid mammals. BMC Genomics 22:763, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34702182. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-08084-1.
2013 Greber, D., Doherr, M., Drögemüller, C., Steiner, A. :
Occurrence of congenital disorders in Swiss sheep. Acta Vet Scand 55:27, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23521894. DOI: 10.1186/1751-0147-55-27.
1994 Keel, B.A., Zalesky, D.D., Sohaili, I., Schanbacher, B.D., Grotjan, H.E. :
Heterogeneity of gonadotropins and levels of uncombined luteinizing hormone subunits in pituitaries of cryptorchid rams. J Androl 15:29-35, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7910599.
1972 Claxton, J.H., Yeates, N.T.M. :
The inheritance of cryptorchism in a small crossbred flock of sheep Journal of Heredity 63:141-144, 1972. Pubmed reference: 4402877.
1969 Singh, L.B., Dolling, C.H.S., Singh, O.N. :
Inheritance of horns and occurrence of cryptorchidism in indigenous, Rambouillet and crossbred sheep in India Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 9:262-266, 1969.
1962 Rikard-Bell, L. :
Some observations on the significance-diagnosis and control of genital abnormality and associated infertility in Merino sheep in New South Wales Artificial Breeding of Sheep in Australia :98-104, 1962.
1961 Arcularius, H. :
[An opinion on 'A contribution to cryptorchidism in the sheep'] Monatshefte fur Veterinarmedizin 16:400-401, 1961.
1960 Wendt, K., Pohl, I., Mrosk, H. :
[Cryptorchidism in sheep and its economic importance] Archiv fur Tierzucht 3:440-458, 1960.
Wendt, K., Pohl, I., Mrosk, H. :
Cryptorchidism in sheep Monatshefte fur Veterinarmedizin 15:309-311, 1960.

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