OMIA:001964-494514 : Eye infection, susceptibility to in Vulpes lagopus (Arctic fox)

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Mode of inheritance: Multifactorial

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Inheritance: Kempe and Strandén (2015) estimated heritability of susceptibility to eye infection as a binary trait to be 0.24 ± 0.07, indicating that selection for resistance should be effective.

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:001964-494514: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2016 Kempe, R., Strandén, I. :
Breeding for better eye health in Finnish blue fox (Vulpes lagopus). J Anim Breed Genet 133:51-8, 2016. Pubmed reference: 26077003. DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12170.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 21 Jun 2015
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 16 Oct 2023