OMIA:001636-9031 : Ametapodia-2 in Gallus gallus (chicken)

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific description: Abnormal limb development characterised as complete absence of the tarsometarsals and severely hypoplastic development of the metacarpals was described in a strain of light brown leghorn chickens (Smyth et al., 2000).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:001636-9031: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2000 Smyth, J.R., Sreekumar, G.P., Coyle, C.A., Bitgood, J.J. :
A new recessive ametapodia mutation in the chicken (Gallus domesticus) Journal of Heredity 91:340-342, 2000. Pubmed reference: 10912683.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 17 Oct 2011
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 26 Aug 2021