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 540 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 947 685 436 391 322 293 259 142 126 1500 5101
All Mendelian traits: disease and non-disease 428 308 144 141 127 62 138 81 26 481 1936
with at least one known likely causal variant 349 208 113 68 63 46 57 24 17 251 1196
Mendelian diseases 389 270 116 111 91 44 98 64 12 206 1401
with at least one known likely causal variant 323 189 93 53 45 32 34 17 8 83 877
Potential models for human disease 607 345 275 217 138 158 88 83 58 787 2756
Variants (mutations)
All known likely causal variants for all Mendelian traits: disease and non-disease 530 274 195 67 90 104 72 21 21 217 1591
All known likely causal variants for Mendelian diseases 485 247 147 50 51 43 39 11 9 69 1151

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