OMIA:000424-9031 : Goitre, familial in Gallus gallus (chicken)

In other species: dog , American black bear , domestic cat , pig , taurine cattle , goat , sheep , golden hamster , bongo , water buffalo

Categories: Endocrine / exocrine gland phene (incl mammary gland)

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 274700 (trait) , 188450 (gene)

Links to relevant human diseases in MONDO:

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Goitre is the enlargement of the thyroid gland, causing a swelling in the front of the neck. The condition can develop due to nutritional iodine deficiencies but familial forms of this disorder have been identified in several species. The molecular basis been determined for familial goitre in cattle and goats. Also spelt goiter.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000424-9031: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1966 Cole, R.K. :
Hereditary hypothyroidism in the domestic fowl Genetics 53:1021-1033, 1966. Pubmed reference: 5958909.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005