Welcome to OMIA

 

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) is a catalogue/compendium of inherited disorders, other (single-locus) traits, and associated genes and variants in 543 animal species (other than human and mouse and rats and zebrafish and western clawed frog, which have their own resources) co-authored by curator Associate Professor Imke Tammen and founder Professor Frank Nicholas of the University of Sydney, Australia, with help from many people over the years. OMIA information is stored in a database that contains textual information and references, as well as links to relevant PubMed and Gene records at the NCBI, to OMIM, Ensembl, Mondo Disease Ontology and the Vertebrate Breed Ontology (VBO).

OMIA is manually curated by a team of specialists. If you see an error or wish to submit an entry, please contact us.

To join the OMIA Support Group, register at OMIA Support Group.

From 1st September 2011, the OMIA ID is binomial. To better conform to global standards, in March 2023 the binomial format was changed slightly by replacing a space with a colon, i.e. OMIA:xxxxxx-yyyy.., where xxxxxx is the 6-digit number for a trait/disorder, and yyyy.. is the NCBI species taxonomy id (usually four digits, but sometimes longer).

To report a suspected or confirmed inherited disease in Australian animals for surveillance, visit the Anstee Hub for Inherited Diseases in Animals (AHIDA).

We have recently launched the Pioneers of Mendelian Inheritance in Animals project (PMIA), an exploration of the history of research into Mendelian inheritance in animals.

Summary

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Traits (phenes)
All traits: disease and non-disease 947 687 436 391 322 295 259 142 126 1532 5137
All Mendelian traits: disease and non-disease 424 308 144 141 127 63 138 81 26 483 1935
with at least one known likely causal variant 347 208 113 68 63 48 57 24 17 252 1197
Mendelian diseases 385 270 116 111 91 48 98 64 12 206 1401
with at least one known likely causal variant 321 189 93 53 45 37 34 17 8 83 880
Potential models for human disease 608 346 275 217 138 160 88 83 58 796 2769
Variants (mutations)
All known likely causal variants for all Mendelian traits: disease and non-disease 529 274 195 67 90 107 72 21 21 217 1593
All known likely causal variants for Mendelian diseases 484 247 147 50 51 89 39 11 9 69 1196

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