OMIA:000679-9103 : Muscular dystrophy in Meleagris gallopavo

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

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.


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