OMIA:000540-9940 : Hypotrichosis, generic in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: macaques , dog , domestic cat , pig , taurine cattle , rabbit , golden hamster , Mongolian gerbil , meadow voles , domestic guinea pig , American mink

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 146520 (trait) , 146550 (trait) , 183849 (trait) , 211370 (trait) , 246500 (trait) , 250460 (trait) , 278200 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Also known as Hairless

Species-specific description: Absence of all or part of the hair or wool coat

Genetic testing: A gentic test for hypotrichosis in Australian White Suffolk sheep is offered in Australia according to a newsletter of the Australian White Suffolk Association.

Breeds: Poll Dorset (Sheep) (VBO_0001557), White Suffolk, Australia (Sheep) (VBO_0015632).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. (If a likely causal variant has been documented for the phene, see the variant table breeds in which the variant has been reported).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2024). OMIA:000540-9940: 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.

1992 Mackie, J.T., McIntyre, B. :
Congenital hypotrichosis in Poll Dorset sheep. Aust Vet J 69:146-7, 1992. Pubmed reference: 1642602. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.1992.tb07490.x.
1966 Dolling, C.H., Brooker, M.G. :
A viable hypotrichosis in Poll Dorset sheep. J Hered 57:86-90, 1966. Pubmed reference: 6006812.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 15 Nov 2005
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  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 22 Mar 2024