OMIA:000591-9940 : Coat colour, lethal grey/gray in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: golden hamster

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific description: Lethality associated with grey fleece.

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. (2006). OMIA:000591-9940: 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.

1990 Baatar, D. :
Lethal grey colour in sheep Ovtsevodstvo 1:12 only, 1990.
Basrur, P.K., Yadav, B.R. :
Genetic diseases of sheep and goats. Veterinary Clinics of North America-Food Animal Practice 6:779-802, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2245374.
1983 Vasiliev, R.G., Aripov, U.Kh. :
[Morphological traits of Karakul sheep of different colours] Zhivotnovodstvo :39-40, 1983.
1981 Baatar, D. :
[The possibility of creating homozygous grey Karakuls] Genetika 18:1078-1079, 1981.

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