OMIA 000202-10047 : Coat colour, albinism in Meriones unguiculatus

In other species: goldfish , grass carp , rainbow trout , Japanese medaka , axolotl , African clawed frog , dark-spotted frog , Japanese wrinkled frog , Tufted capuchin , grivet , Bornean orangutan , dog , American black bear , brown bear , raccoon , domestic ferret , domestic cat , lion , Sumatran tiger , humpback whale , ass , pig , hippopotamus , cattle , sheep , hares , rabbit , golden hamster , North American deer mouse , meadow voles , domestic guinea pig , nutria , gray short-tailed opossum , northern pocket gopher , Arizona pocket mouse , rufous rat-kangaroo , turkey vulture , eastern chipmunk , Campbell's desert hamster , water buffalo , western chorus frog , American mink , Rice frog

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 203100

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2016

Cross-species summary: Congenital lack of pigment in all parts of the body. Due to a non-functional form of the enzyme tyrosinase. Also known as Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA)

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
Tyr Meriones unguiculatus - no genomic information (-..-) Tyr Ensembl


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.
2016 Ukaji, T., Iwasa, M.A., Kai, O. :
Tyrosinase (Tyr) gene mutation in albino Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) Open Journal of Animal Sciences 6(04):259-268, 2016. DOI: 10.4236/ojas.2016.64031.
1989 Matsuzaki, T., Yasuda, Y., Nonaka, S. :
The Genetics of Coat Colors in the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones- Unguiculatus) Experimental Animals 38:337-341, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2806391.

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