OMIA:000370-9031 : Feather colour, albinism, sex-linked, imperfect in Gallus gallus

In other species: turkey , Japanese quail

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 606574 (trait) , 227240 (trait) , 606202 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases:

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: yes

Species-specific description: This trait actually corresponds to the S*AL allele at the Silver (SLC45A2) locus: see Feather colour, silver OMIA 000915-9031

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2017). OMIA:000370-9031: 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.

2007 Gunnarsson, U., Hellström, A.R., Tixier-Boichard, M., Minvielle, F., Bed'hom, B., Ito, S., Jensen, P., Rattink, A., Vereijken, A., Andersson, L. :
Mutations in SLC45A2 cause plumage color variation in chicken and Japanese quail. Genetics 175:867-77, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17151254 . DOI: 10.1534/genetics.106.063107.
1996 Coquerelle, G., Merat, P. :
Effects associated with the sex-linked imperfect albinism (s(al)) in dwarf laying hens (dw) Archiv fur Geflugelkunde 60:257-260, 1996.
Santos, G.A., Silversides, F.G. :
A method for separating sex-linked imperfect albino (s-asterisk-als) and nonalbino embryos before hatch Poultry Science 75:585-588, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8722905 .
Santos, G.A., Silversides, F.G. :
Utilization of the sex-linked gene for imperfect albinism (s-asterisk-als) .1. effect of early weight loss on chick metabolism Poultry Science 75:1321-1329, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8933584 .
Santos, G.A., Silversides, F.G. :
Utilization of the sex-linked gene for imperfect albinism (s-asterisk-als) .2. yolk sac lipid utilization Poultry Science 75:1455-1462, 1996. Pubmed reference: 9000266 .
Su, H., Silversides, F.G., Villeneuve, P. :
Effects of sex-linked imperfect albinism (s-al-s) in the chicken on the relationships of plasma concentrations of progesterone and 17-beta-estradiol with egg production Poultry Science 75:13-19, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8650102 .
1995 Su, H., Silversides, F.G., Villeneuve, P. :
Ovarian morphology and follicular development in sex-linked imperfect albino (s(al-s)) and nonalbino hens before or after a forced moult British Poultry Science 36:645-653, 1995. Pubmed reference: 8590096 . DOI: 10.1080/00071669508417809.
1994 Su, H., Silversides, F.G., Villeneuve, P. :
Production and Quality of Eggs from Sex-Linked Imperfect Albino (sal-s) and Nonalbino (s+) Hens Kept Under Commercial Conditions Poultry Science 73:1813-1821, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7877937 .
1993 Silversides, F.G., Williams, J., Merat, P. :
Effects of Sex-Linked Imperfect Albinism in the Chicken (S(Al- C)) on Plasma Luteinising Hormone Concentrations and Early Egg Production British Poultry Science 34:1011-1019, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8156417 . DOI: 10.1080/00071669308417660.
Silversides, F.G., Tixier-Boichard, M., Durand, L., Merat, P. :
The S(al-c) Mutation in the Chicken Is Not Linked to Rous- Associated Virus-2 Related DNA Sequences Poultry Science 72:368-372, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8382818 .
1992 Silversides, F.G., Merat, P., Coquerelle, G. :
Differential Environmental Effects on Lesions, Early Growth, and Mortality of Imperfect Albino (Sal-C) Chicks Poultry Science 71:813-820, 1992. Pubmed reference: 1608875 .
1991 Silversides, F.G., Crawford, R.D. :
Effects of Imperfect Albinism (Sal-S) on Growth in a Heavy Line of Chickens Poultry Science 70:6-12, 1991. Pubmed reference: 2017418 .
Silversides, F.G., Crawford, R.D. :
Phenotypic, Embryonic, and Neonatal Effects of a Gene for Sex- Linked Imperfect Albinism (Sal-S) in Chickens Poultry Science 70:1306-1313, 1991. Pubmed reference: 1886840 .
Silversides, F.G., Crawford, R.D. :
Effects of Imperfect Albinism (Sal-S) on Egg Production in 2 Lines of Chickens Poultry Science 70:702-708, 1991. Pubmed reference: 1876546 .
1990 Silversides, F.G., Crawford, R.D. :
Genetic Aspects of a New Mutation (Sal-S) to Sex-Linked Imperfect Albinism in Chickens Genetics Selection Evolution 22:447-455, 1990.
1987 Boissy, R.E., Moellmann, G.E., Halaban, R. :
Tyrosinase and acid phosphatase activities in melanocytes from avian albinos. J Invest Dermatol 88:292-300, 1987. Pubmed reference: 3102623 .
1949 Warren, DC. :
Linkage relations of autosomal factors in the fowl. Genetics 34:333-50, 1949. Pubmed reference: 17247319 .

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