OMIA:000608-9103 : Loco, congenital in Meleagris gallopavo

In other species: chicken , Japanese quail

Categories: Behaviour / neurological phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive lethal

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: The main symptom is an apparent lack of control of the muscles of the neck of the chick, resulting in the inability to stand or eat normally


1957 Cole, R.K. :
Congenital loco in turkeys Journal of Heredity 48:173-175, 1957.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
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