OMIA:000442-9940 : Halo hair, generic in Ovis aries (sheep)

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Also known as carpet wool

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. (2011). OMIA:000442-9940: 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.

2000 Champion, S.C., Robards, G.E. :
Follicle characteristics, seasonal changes in fibre cross-sectional area and ellipticity in Australasian specialty carpet wool sheep, Romneys and Merinos. Small Rumin Res 38:71-82, 2000. Pubmed reference: 10924881.
1990 Wickham, G.A. :
The history of the speciality carpet wool breeds, their development and their genetics Wool (Palmerston North) 8:40-43, 1990.
1978 Wickham, G.A. :
Development of breeds for carpet wool production in New Zealand World Review of Animal Production 14:5, 7, 33-40, 1978.
1977 Wickham, G.A., Rae, A.L. :
Investigations of carpet wool genes in sheep Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 37:213-217, 1977.
1960 Olbrycht, T. :
[The occurrence of halo-hairs in Merino lambs] Przeglad Hodowlany 28:15-16, 1960.
1955 Dry, F.W. :
Multifactorial inheritance of halo hair abundance in New Zealand Romney sheep Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 6:608-623, 1955.
1947 Dry, F.W., Fraser, A.S., Wright, G.M. :
Mendelian inheritance in New Zealand Romney sheep. Nature 160:646, 1947. Pubmed reference: 18896653.

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