Journal of Genetics

, 54:199 | Cite as

Rudimentation and duplication of the radius in the duplicate mutant form of Fowl

With Plates 12 and 13 and Nineteen Text-figures
  • Walter Landauer


The duplicate mutation (Po d) of fowl is responsible for preaxial polydactylism of hand and foot Malformations of the radius occur frequently in association with finger duplication, These abnormalities can be arranged in series which in one direction lead by imperceptible steps from a slight hypoplasia to aplasia of the radius and which in the opposite direction proceed from the occurrence of small supernumerary rudiments to complete radius duplication. The duplicated radius may have a grossly abnormal, broad and flat shape with irregular outline.


Normal Radius Metatarsal Bone Opposite Type Numerary Radius Complete Duplication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Landauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Storrs Agricultural Experiment StationUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs

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