OMIA:000679-9940 : Muscular dystrophy in Ovis aries (sheep)

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

Categories: Muscle phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 602307 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

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.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000679-9940: 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.

1974 McGavin, M.D. :
An animal model of human disease: progressive ovine muscular dystrophy Comparative Pathology Bulletin 6:3-4, 1974.
1954 Morley, F.H.W. :
A new lethal factor in Australian Merino sheep Australian Veterinary Journal 30:237-240, 1954.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005