OMIA:000608-9103 : Loco, congenital in Meleagris gallopavo (turkey)

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

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000608-9103: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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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