OMIA:000998-9940 : Thread defect in Ovis aries (sheep)

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: A crimp defect characterised by tight spiral curling at the ends of the staple, associated with apparent fineness of the fibres, reported in Polish Merinos by Radomska and Kozanecki (1964).

Breed: Merino (Sheep) (VBO_0001508).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. (If a likely causal variant has been documented for the phene, see the variant table breeds in which the variant has been reported).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:000998-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1964 Radomska, M.J., Kozanecki, A. :
Heredity of the 'thread' defect in wool, and its effect on the production and some biological factors of wool in Polish Merino sheep Roczniki Nauk Rolniczych. Serie B: Zootechniczna 84:533-544, 1964.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 04 Nov 2011
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 21 Oct 2022