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

In other species: goldfish , northern pike , rainbow trout , 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 , derbio , twoband anemonefish , Java barb , clearhead icefish , silver trevally

Categories: Reproductive system phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 261550 (trait) , 600956 (gene)

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: Yes - in addition to the occurrence of natural variants, variants have been created artificially, e.g. by genetic engineering or gene editing
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.

2024 Luo, X., Guo, J., Zhang, J., Ma, Z., Li, H. :
Overview of chicken embryo genes related to sex differentiation. PeerJ 12:e17072, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38525278. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.17072.
2023 Clinton, M., Zhao, D. :
Avian sex determination: A chicken and egg conundrum. Sex Dev 17:120-133, 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 green fluorescent protein-knockin in the Z chromosome and detection of green fluorescent protein-positive chicks in the embryonic stage. Anim Biosci 36:973-979, 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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