OMIA 000781 : Patent urachus

Category: Embryo phene

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Cross-species summary: The urachus is a canal present in the foetus, connecting the bladder with the allantois via the navel. It normally disappears after birth. A patent urachus is one which persists after birth, allowing urine to drip out of the bladder through the umbilicus.

Species in which this phene is found:
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
domestic cat (Felis catus)
mountain zebra (Equus zebra)
white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
sheep (Ovis aries)

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 03 May 2005
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 20 Oct 2022