OMIA:000316-9031 : Ear tuftedness in Gallus gallus (chicken)

Categories: Hearing / vestibular / ear phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal incomplete dominant

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Breed: Araucana (Chicken) (VBO_0000445).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. For breeds in which a likely causal variant has been documented, see the variant table below

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000316-9031: 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.

2012 Noorai, R.E., Freese, N.H., Wright, L.M., Chapman, S.C., Clark, L.A. :
Genome-wide association mapping and identification of candidate genes for the rumpless and ear-tufted traits of the Araucana chicken. PLoS One 7:e40974, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22844420 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040974.
1998 Frahm, H.D., Rehkämper, G. :
Volumetric comparison of auditory brain nuclei in ear-tufted Araucanas with those in other chicken breeds. J Hirnforsch 39:37-44, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9672109 .
1983 Pabilonia, M.S., Somes, R.G. :
The embryonic development of ear-tufts and associated structural head and neck abnormalities of the Araucana fowl. Poult Sci 62:1539-42, 1983. Pubmed reference: 6634592 .
1981 Pabilonia, M.S., Somes, R.G. :
Gross morphological head and throat abnormalities of the tufted Araucana embryo. Poult Sci 60:1996-2000, 1981. Pubmed reference: 7322992 .
Somes, R.G., Pabilonia, M.S. :
Ear tuftedness: a lethal condition in the Araucana fowl. J Hered 72:121-4, 1981. Pubmed reference: 7276512 .
1978 Somes, R.G. Jr :
Ear-Tufts: a skin structure mutation of the Araucana fowl. Journal of Heredity 69:91-96, 1978.

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