OMIA:000299-9783 : Dwarfism, generic in Elephas maximus (Asiatic elephant)

In other species: white-tufted-ear marmoset , dog , domestic cat , horse , pig , red deer , Northern giraffe , taurine cattle , indicine cattle (zebu) , goat , sheep , rabbit , callipterus cichlid , Angolan giraffe

Categories: Skeleton phene (incl. short stature & teeth)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: de Silva et al. (2014) provided detailed observations on "a single case of apparent dwarfism in a free-ranging adult male Asian elephant in Sri Lanka" first reported by Wijesinha et al. (2013).

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. (2021). OMIA:000299-9783: 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.

2014 de Silva, S., Weerathunga, U.S., Pushpakumara, T.V. :
Morphometrics and behavior of a wild Asian elephant exhibiting disproportionate dwarfism. BMC Res Notes 7:933, 2014. Pubmed reference: 25522959. DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-933.
2013 Wijesinha, R., Hapuarachchi, N., Abbott, B., Pastorini, J., Fernando, P. :
Disproportionate Dwarfism in a Wild Asian Elephant Gajah 38:30-32, 2013.

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