OMIA:000468-9823 : Heterochromia irides/iridis in Sus scrofa (pig)

In other species: dog , taurine cattle , sheep , golden hamster

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 142500 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Difference in colour of the iris in the two eyes, or in different areas of one iris.

Species-specific name: Glass eye

Species-specific description: In pigs, part (partial heterochromia) or all (complete heterochromia) of the iris lacks pigment.

Inheritance: Reconciling data from Durr (1937) and Gelati et al. (1973), Ollivier and Sellier (1981) concluded that bilateral complete heterochromiairidis is autosomal recessive, and that heterozygotes show unilateral and partial heterochromia.

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. (2005). OMIA:000468-9823: 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.

2020 Moscatelli, G., Bovo, S., Schiavo, G., Mazzoni, G., Bertolini, F., Dall'Olio, S., Fontanesi, L. :
Genome-wide association studies for iris pigmentation and heterochromia patterns in Large White pigs. Anim Genet , 2020. Pubmed reference: 32232994. DOI: 10.1111/age.12930.
1982 Ollivier, L., Sellier, P. :
Pig genetics: a review Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 14:481-544, 1982.
1973 Gelati, K.N., Rempel, W.E., Makambera, T.P.E., Anderson, J.F. :
Heterochromia irides in miniature swine Journal of Heredity 64:343-347, 1973. Pubmed reference: 4782847.
1937 Durr, M. :
Die Verebung der Glasaugigkeit beim Schwein Zeitschrift fur Zuchtungsbiologie, B 37:129-158, 1937.

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