OMIA:000810-8932 : Polydactyly in Columba livia (rock pigeon)

In other species: chicken , turkey , dog , domestic cat , horse , pig , Arabian camel , guanaco , llama , Western roe deer , taurine cattle , goat , sheep , domestic guinea pig , alpaca , springbok

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 174500 (trait) , 605522 (gene) , 188740 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Often called preaxial polydactyly (PPD)

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. (2011). OMIA:000810-8932: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1942 Hollander, W.F., Levi, W.M. :
Polydactyly, a sub-lethal character in the pigeon Journal of Heredity 33:385-391 , 1942.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 12 Feb 2011