OMIA 000249-9940 : Cyclopia in Ovis aries

In other species: domestic cat , pig , chicken , American mink , cattle , horse , dog , rabbit

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A congenital developmental disorder characterised by a single orbital fossa (eye socket). Named after the race of one-eyed giants of Greek mythology. In humans, this disorder is often associated with a chromosomal abnormality.


1991 Baljet, B., van der Werf, F., Otto, A.J. :
Willem Vrolik on cyclopia. Doc Ophthalmol 77:355-68, 1991. Pubmed reference: 1769305.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 17 Oct 2011