OMIA:002771-9913 : Lissencephaly, generic in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

In other species: dog , domestic cat , goat

Categories: Nervous system phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Lissencephalic brains (brains with a smooth cerebral cortex) are normal in many species (including some small rodents and small primates). The disease lissencephaly refers to a group of brain conditions in species that normally have gyrencephalic brains, in which the cerebral cortex is smooth due to defective neuronal migration during embryonic development resulting in a reduction or absence of sulci and gyri. Various non-genetic and genetic factors have been reported to cause lissencephaly.

Species-specific description: Some references listed here were previously listed under OMIA:001867

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:002771-9913: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2016 Santos, B.L.dos, Damé, M.C.F., Coelho, A.C.B., Oliveira, P.A., Marcolongo-Pereira, C., Schild, A.L. :
Lisencefalia-paquigiria e hipoplasia cerebelar em um bovino [Lissencephaly-pachygyria and cerebellar hypoplasia in a calf]. Cienc. Rural 46:1622-1628, 2016. DOI:

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