OMIA:000142-93934 : Eggshell colour, blue in Coturnix japonica (Japanese quail)

In other species: ducks , chicken

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 605495 (gene) , 237450 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Species-specific symbol: ce

History: This trait was first described by Ito et al (1993).

Inheritance: Ito et al. (1993) provided evidence of autosomal recessive inheritance.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2013). OMIA:000142-93934: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1993 Ito, S., Tsudzuki, M., Komori, M., Mizutani, M. :
Celadon: an eggshell color mutation in Japanese quail. J Hered 84:145-7, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8228165.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 01 Sep 2013
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 30 Nov 2013