OMIA:000977-9940 : Taillessness in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: dog , pig , taurine cattle , apes

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal dominant

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Absence of the tail. Also called anury.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000977-9940: 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.

2023 Hümmelchen, H., Wenisch, S., Brügemann, K., König, S., Wagner, H. :
[Phenotyping the sheep tail - Presentation of characterization methods in the context of breeding for short-tailedness]. Tierarztl Prax Ausg G Grosstiere Nutztiere 51:6-14, 2023. Pubmed reference: 36913936. DOI: 10.1055/a-2007-1483.
2021 Kalds, P., Luo, Q., Sun, K., Zhou, S., Chen, Y., Wang, X. :
Trends towards revealing the genetic architecture of sheep tail patterning: Promising genes and investigatory pathways. Anim Genet 52:799-812, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34472112. DOI: 10.1111/age.13133.
2008 Thompson, K.G., Piripi, S.A., Dittmer, K.E. :
Inherited abnormalities of skeletal development in sheep. Vet J 177:324-33, 2008. Pubmed reference: 17910925. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.08.015.
1978 Carter, AH :
Inherited tailessness in sheep MAF Agricultural Research Division Annual Report 1977/78, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Wellington, New Zealand :pp 33-34, 1978.

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