OMIA:000654-92683 : Myxomatous valvular degeneration in Spheniscus demersus (jackass penguin)

In other species: African ostrich , golden eagle , Rose-ringed parakeet , dog , blue-fronted amazon , bald eagle

Categories: Cardiovascular system phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 157700 (trait) , 607829 (trait) , 610840 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Renamed from 'Mitral valve disease' [28/06/2023]. Disease due to mitral valve (also called bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve) or tricuspid valve (also called right atrioventricular valve) or aortic valve degeneration. More than one valve may be may be involved in individual patients. The pathophysiology is unclear, but genetic predispositions have been reported in some species.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:000654-92683: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2014 McNaughton, A., Frasca, S., Mishra, N., Tuttle, A.D. :
Valvular dysplasia and congestive heart failure in a juvenile African penguin (Spheniscus demersus). J Zoo Wildl Med 45:987-90, 2014. Pubmed reference: 25632699. DOI: 10.1638/2014-0088.1.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 28 Jun 2023