OMIA 000202-9695 : Coat colour, albinism in Panthera tigris sumatrae

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

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

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

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)

References


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.
1983 Roychoudhury, AK., Acharjyo, LN. :
Origin of white tigers at Nandankanan Biological Park, Orissa. Indian J Exp Biol 21:350-2, 1983. Pubmed reference: 6667990.
1971 Leyhausen, P., Reed, T.H. :
[Title not available] Smithsonian 2:24, 1971.
1959 Gee, E.P. :
Albinism and partial albinism in tigers Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 56:581-587, 1959.

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