OMIA 001968 : Height, HMGA2-associated body-size variation

Category: Growth / size / body region phene

Possible human homologues (MIM numbers): 600698 (gene) , 611547 (trait) , 618908 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Cross-species summary: Height has frequently been used as a textbook example for a polygenic trait. In humans, hundreds of loci with relatively small effects have been identified. In several domestic animal species, a handful of genetic loci has been repeatedly found to have comparatively large effects on height and/or body size.

Species in which this phene is found:
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
horse (Equus caballus)

Edit History


  • Created by Tosso Leeb on 27 Oct 2015
  • Changed by Tosso Leeb on 27 Oct 2015
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 13 Feb 2020
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 15 Jul 2021
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 27 Oct 2022