OMIA:002280-9940 : Coat colour, albinism, generic in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: grass carp , rainbow trout , axolotl , African clawed frog , grivet , Bornean orangutan , dog , American black bear , brown bear , raccoon , Sumatran tiger , hippopotamus , American bison , banteng , taurine cattle , hares , golden hamster , North American deer mouse , meadow voles , bush rat , Australian dusky field rat , long-haired rat , nutria , gray short-tailed opossum , northern pocket gopher , giant uromys , Arizona pocket mouse , rufous rat-kangaroo , turkey vulture , eastern chipmunk , Campbell's desert hamster , fishing cat , Bennett's wallaby , Golden-bellied Water Rat , western chorus frog , brown desert mouse , Ash-gray Pseudomys , Heath Pseudomys

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Congenital lack of pigment in all parts of the body. See also Skin colour, albinism, generic

Breeds: Icelandic Horse (Horse) (VBO_0000991), Karakul (Sheep) (VBO_0001461), Suffolk (Sheep) (VBO_0001627).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. (If a likely causal variant has been documented for the phene, see the variant table breeds in which the variant has been reported).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:002280-9940: 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.

1993 Rowett, M.A., Fleet, M.R. :
Albinism in a Suffolk Sheep J Hered 84:67-9, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8440890. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a111279.
1988 Balayants, M.D., Deushcheva, G.G., Shalimov, Yu.P. :
[Inherited blood disorders in albinoid grey Karakul sheep] :147 only, 1988.
Barayants, M.D., Baratov, Yu.A., Deushcheva, G.G., Rish, M.A., Shalimov, Yu.P. :
[Morphological and histochemical features of the tissues of Karakul lambs with genetic albinism] Sel'skokhozyaistvennaya Biologiya :124-126, 1988.
1978 Adalsteinsson, S. :
A note on an Icelandic albino ram Journal of Heredity 69:430 only, 1978.
1977 Adalsteinsson, S. :
Albinism in Icelandic sheep. J Hered 68:347-9, 1977. Pubmed reference: 608941. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a108857.

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