OMIA 000424-9031 : Goitre, familial in Gallus gallus

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

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 274700 (trait) , 188450 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Enlargement of the thyroid gland, causing a swelling in the front of the neck. Familial forms of this disorder have been identified in several species. But only in cattle and goats has the molecular basis been determined. Also spelt goiter.


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