OMIA:000648-8835 : Micromelia in Anas (ducks)

In other species: chicken , Japanese quail

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 156830 (trait) , 251230 (trait) , 251450 (trait) , 601096 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive lethal

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Also called micromelic syndrome. Abnormal smallness of one or more extremities.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000648-8835: 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.

1976 Kelly, J.F., Ash, W.J. :
Abnormal feathers of the micromelic syndrome in White Pekin ducks Journal of Heredity 67:63-64, 1976. Pubmed reference: 1262700.
1970 Ash, W.J., Michael, B.A., Fedele, L. :
Parakeratosis in the micromelic syndrome of Anas platyrhynchos Poultry Science 49:1365 only, 1970.
1966 Ash, W.J. :
Micromelia : a lethal mutation in White Pekin ducks Journal of Heredity 57:137-141, 1966. Pubmed reference: 6007531.
1963 Ash, W.J. :
Lethal micromelia in the White Pekin duck Genetics Today. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of Genetics, The Hague 1:185 abstract, 1963.

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