OMIA:001728-9031 : Sex determination in Gallus gallus (chicken)

In other species: goldfish , northern pike , Atlantic salmon , guppy , Nile tilapia , Japanese flounder , Atlantic halibut , Gila monster , monocled cobra , Mallard , swan goose , Canada goose , common quail , turkey , tammar wallaby , ass (donkey) , horse , taurine cattle , sheep , Chinese soft-shelled turtle , jackdaw , petrels , torafugu , whitespotted clarias , red-eared slider turtle , ayu , Japanese quail , green-eyed treefrog , clearhead icefish , silver trevally

Categories: Reproductive system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 261550 (trait) , 600956 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Species-specific description: This phene includes references to studies involving gene edited or genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:001728-9031: 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 Clinton, M., Zhao, D. :
Avian sex determination: a chicken egg conundrum. Sex Dev , 2023. Pubmed reference: 36796340. DOI: 10.1159/000529754.
Hwang, K. :
Sorting sex, controlling sex: Masui Kiyoshi's chicken research and experimental system, 1915-1950. Hist Philos Life Sci 45:24, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37314588. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-023-00579-2.
Kang, K.S., Shin, S.P., Ha, I.S., Kim, S.E., Kim, K.H., Ryu, H.J., Park, T.S. :
Production of chickens with GFP-knockin in the Z chromosome and detection of GFP-positive chicks in the embryonic stage. Anim Biosci , 2023. Pubmed reference: 36915940. DOI: 10.5713/ab.22.0405.
Zhang, X., Li, J., Chen, S., Yang, N., Zheng, J. :
Overview of avian sex reversal. Int J Mol Sci 24:Article 8284, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37175998. DOI: 10.3390/ijms24098284.
2022 Dierks, C., Altgilbers, S., Weigend, A., Preisinger, R., Weigend, S. :
Sexing assay for chickens and other birds for large-scale application based on a conserved sequence variant in CHD1 genes on W and Z chromosomes. Anim Genet 53:235-237, 2022. Pubmed reference: 35130358. DOI: 10.1111/age.13176.

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