OMIA:000483-89462 : Polled/Horns in Bubalus bubalis (water buffalo)

In other species: taurine cattle , indicine cattle (zebu) , goat , sheep , domestic yak , bighorn sheep , kouprey

Categories: Craniofacial phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 110100 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: unknown

Cross-species summary: Horns are paired appendages with a bony core that is attached to the skull and a keratin outer sheath. There is substantial variation in the extent of horn growth, making classification difficult. However, in general, the presence or absence of horns can be attributed to the action of two alleles at an autosomal locus. The type of gene action varies considerably between and among species. Absence of horns is called 'polled'. See also entries for 'scurs'.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:000483-89462: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1965 Fischer, H., Richards, B.G. :
A polled water buffalo Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie 81:355-357, 1965.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 28 Nov 2011
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 15 May 2020