OMIA:000650-9031 : Microphthalmia-4 in Gallus gallus (chicken)

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific symbol: mi-4

Inheritance: Somes (1992) reports that this trait "is inherited as an autosomal recessive with expression being limited primarily to females. The name microphthalmia-4 and the gene symbol mi-4 are proposed for this trait."

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000650-9031: 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.

2011 Pourlis, A.F. :
Developmental malformations in avian species. Manifestations of unknown or genetic etiology - A review. Asian J Anim Vet Adv 6:401-415, 2011. DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.401.415.
1992 Somes, R.G. :
Microphthalmia-4 - A Sex-Influenced Inherited Eye Condition of the Chicken Journal of Heredity 83:152-155, 1992. Pubmed reference: 1578107.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 28 Nov 2012
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 26 Aug 2021