OMIA:001771-7091 : "Ming" lethal egg in Bombyx mori (domestic silkworm)

Categories: Mortality / aging (incl. embryonic lethal)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2013

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

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
NEWENTRY Record to support submission of GeneRIFs for a gene not in Gene (domestic silkworm; silk moth; silkworm). Bombyx mori - no genomic information (-..-) NEWENTRY Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Inferred EVA rsID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
747 "Ming" lethal egg NEWENTRY complex rearrangement Naturally occurring variant an ~1.9 kb region from the 3' untranslated region of BmVMP23 to the forepart of BmEP80 was replaced by a >100 kb DNA fragment 2013 23262333

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:001771-7091: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2013 Chen, A., Gao, P., Zhao, Q., Tang, S., Shen, X., Zhang, G., Qiu, Z., Xia, D., Huang, Y., Xu, Y., He, N. :
Mutation of a vitelline membrane protein, BmEP80, is responsible for the silkworm "Ming" lethal egg mutant. Gene 515:313-9, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23262333. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2012.12.006.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Feb 2013
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 15 May 2020
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 16 Oct 2023