OMIA 000650-9031 : Microphthalmia-4 in Gallus gallus

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."


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.

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