OMIA 000214 : Coat colour, white spotting

Possible human homologues (MIM numbers): 193510 (trait) , 103500 (trait) , 156845 (gene)

Cross-species summary: Variable degree of white spotting ranging from tiny white spots up to completely white animals. The absence of pigment is caused by the absence of skin melanocytes ("leucism"), not by failure in the biochemical reactions required for pigment synthesis.

Species in which this phene is found:
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
domestic cat (Felis catus)
horse (Equus caballus)
llama (Lama glama)
cattle (Bos taurus)
domestic guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)
water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)

Edit History


  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 03 May 2005
  • Changed by Tosso Leeb on 03 Nov 2016
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 05 Feb 2019
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 06 May 2019
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 07 Sep 2021