OMIA:000146-9615 : Brachydactyly in Canis lupus familiaris (dog)

In other species: chicken , pig , rabbit

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Abnormal shortness of the digits.

Species-specific description: As described by Green (1957), this disorder is "a recessive mutant which reduces the size and function of the outside toes on the front and sometimes the hind feet, with the result that the affected animals are really "two-toed" on those feet".

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000146-9615: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2020 Ekenstedt, K.J., Crosse, K.R., Risselada, M. :
Canine brachycephaly: anatomy, pathology, genetics and welfare. J Comp Pathol 176:109-115, 2020. Pubmed reference: 32359622. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2020.02.008.
1957 Green, E.L. :
Mutant stocks of cats and dogs offered for research Journal of Heredity 48:56-58, 1957.

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