OMIA 000368-245042 : Feather colour in Lamprotornis superbus

In other species: chicken , ducks , domestic goose , turkey , Indian peafowl , Eurasian bullfinch , Ring-necked pheasant , rock pigeon , Japanese quail , guineafowls , South polar skua , swan goose , carrion crow , hooded crow , emperor penguin , red-fronted tinkerbird , yellow-fronted tinkerbird , white wagtail , Mallard

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Species-specific description: Rubenstein et al. (2021) "use functional genomics to explore the developmental basis of iridescent plumage using superb starlings (Lamprotornis superbus), which produce both iridescent blue and non-iridescent red feathers."


2021 Rubenstein, D.R., Corvelo, A., MacManes, M.D., Maia, R., Narzisi, G., Rousaki, A., Vandenabeele, P., Shawkey, M.D., Solomon, J. :
Feather gene expression elucidates the developmental basis of plumage iridescence in African starlings. J Hered 112:417-429, 2021. Pubmed reference: 33885791. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esab014.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 17 Aug 2021
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