OMIA:000679-9103 : Muscular dystrophy in Meleagris gallopavo (turkey)

In other species: chicken , dog , domestic cat , sheep , American mink

Categories: Muscle phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 602307 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Degenerative muscle disorder, leading to muscle weakness, liberation of myoglobin into the circulation from skeletal muscle, and subsequent wasting and possible contracture.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000679-9103: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1975 Schmitz, J.A., Harper, J.A. :
Histopathology of hereditary muscular dystrophy of the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Science 39:389-396, 1975.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005