OMIA 000214-10141 : Coat colour, white spotting in Cavia porcellus

In other species: domestic cat , dog , cattle , horse , water buffalo , llama

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 193510 (trait) , 103500 (trait) , 156845 (gene)

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"), not by failure in the biochemical reactions required for pigment synthesis.


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.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 17 Aug 2018