OMIA:001102-9685 : Situs inversus in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: horse , taurine cattle

Categories: Growth / size / body region phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 270100 (trait) , 306955 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Right-to-left reversal of the position of the major thoracic and abdominal organs.

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.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:001102-9685: 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.

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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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005