OMIA 001102-9685 : Situs inversus in Felis catus

In other species: horse , cattle

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 270100 (trait) , 306955 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: Wragg (1938) reported a cat which, upon dissection in a comparative anatomy class in the Pennsylvania College for Women, had all of its internal organs in the reverse position. She speculated that it could have been one of a pair of identical twins.


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.
2006 Jerram, R.M., Warman, C.G., Wu, C.T. :
Echocardiographic and radiographic diagnosis: complete situs inversus in a cat. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 47:313-5, 2006. Pubmed reference: 16700185.
1979 Vogel, O. :
[Situs inversus in the cat]. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr 92:48-9, 1979. Pubmed reference: 420690.
1953 Bair, T.D. :
Bilateral reversal of internal organs of the cat. Science 118:333, 1953. Pubmed reference: 13089702.
1938 Wragg, H.A. :
A reversed cat. Science 88:475 only, 1938.

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