OMIA:000214-10141 : Coat colour, white spotting in Cavia porcellus (domestic guinea pig)
Categories: Pigmentation phene
Links to MONDO diseases: No links.
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes
Considered a defect: no
Key variant known: no
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, leucistic"), not by failure in the biochemical reactions required for pigment synthesis.
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing
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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.
|1919||Ibsen, H.L. :|
|Tricolor Inheritance. IV. the Triple Allelo-Morphic Series in Guinea-Pigs. Genetics 4:597-606, 1919. Pubmed reference: 17245939. DOI: 10.1093/genetics/4.6.597.|
|1916||Ibsen, H.L. :|
|Tricolor Inheritance. I. the Tricolor Series in Guinea-Pigs. Genetics 1:287-309, 1916. Pubmed reference: 17245859. DOI: 10.1093/genetics/1.3.287.|
- Created by Frank Nicholas on 17 Aug 2018