OMIA:000368-9135 : Feather colour, generic in Serinus canaria (common canary)

In other species: birds , ducks , Mallard , domestic goose , swan goose , Muscovy duck , mute swan , rock pigeon , guineafowls , chicken , Indian peafowl , Ring-necked pheasant , turkey , Great Tit , emperor penguin , carrion crow , Eurasian bullfinch , white wagtail , common cuckoo , barn owl , Japanese quail , tawny owl , red-backed fairy wren , hooded crow , white-winged fairy-wren , yellow-fronted tinkerbird , superb starling , golden-collared manakin , South polar skua , White-collared manakin , red-fronted tinkerbird

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Species-specific description: Bovo et al. (2023): "exploited whole genome sequencing (WGS) datasets produced from five canary lines or populations (Black Frosted Yellow, Opal, Onyx, Opal × Onyx and Mogno, some of which carrying different putative dilute alleles), complemented with other WGS datasets retrieved from previous studies, to identify candidate genes that might explain pigmentation variability across canary breeds and varieties. ... We identified signatures of selection in genomic regions harbouring genes involved in carotenoid-derived pigmentation variants (CYP2J19, EDC, BCO2 and SCARB1), confirming the results reported by previous works, and identified several other signatures of selection in the correspondence of melanogenesis-related genes (AGRP, ASIP, DCT, EDNRB, KITLG, MITF, MLPH, SLC45A2, TYRP1 and ZEB2). Two putative causative mutations were identified in the MLPH gene that may explain the Opal and Onyx dilute mutant alleles." See also other entries for 'Feather colour' in this species.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:000368-9135: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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.

2023 Bovo, S., Ribani, A., Utzeri, V.J., Taurisano, V., Bertarini, G., Fontanesi, L. :
Whole genome sequencing identifies candidate genes and mutations that can explain diluted and other colour varieties of domestic canaries (Serinus canaria). Anim Genet 54:510-525, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37194440. DOI: 10.1111/age.13331.
2008 Perez-Beato, O. :
Fundamentals of color genetics in canaries. RoseDog Books. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: , 2008.

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