OMIA:000468-9913 : Heterochromia irides/iridis in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

In other species: dog , pig , sheep , golden hamster

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 142500 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Difference in colour of the iris in the two eyes, or in different areas of one iris.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000468-9913: 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.

1969 Leipold, H.W., Huston, K. :
Histopathology of incomplete albinism and heterochromia irides in the Hereford. Cornell Vet 59:69-75, 1969. Pubmed reference: 5812499.
1968 Huston, K., Leipold, H.W., Freeman, A.E. :
Heterochromia irides in dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci 51:1101-2, 1968. Pubmed reference: 5690266. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(68)87133-4.
Leipold, H.W., Huston, K. :
Incomplete albinism and heterochromia irides in Herefords Journal of Heredity 59:3-8, 1968. Pubmed reference: 5656916.

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