OMIA 001741-9031 : Edema (thigh patch) in Gallus gallus

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Oedema

Species-specific symbol: ed-1; ed-2

History: This disorder was first described by Savage et al. (1986).

Inheritance: From pedigree matings, Savage et al. (1982) postulated two autosomal loci, each with a recessive allele, which they named ed-1 and ed-2.


1986 Savage, T.F., McAlpen, W.W., Timmwood, K.I. :
Edema, a semi-lethal embryonic disorder in chickens Poultry Science 65(Suppl. 1):120 only, 1986.

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