OMIA:000370-9103 : Feather colour, SLC45A2-related in Meleagris gallopavo (turkey)

In other species: chicken , Rose-ringed parakeet , Japanese quail , Plum-headed parakeet , Alexandrine parakeet

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

Mode of inheritance: Z-linked recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Renamed from 'Feather colour, albinism, sex-linked, imperfect' to 'Feather colour, SLC45A2-related' [14/11/2023]

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000370-9103: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1942 Hutt, F.B., Mueller, C.D. :
Sex-linked albinism in the turkey Journal of Heredity 33:69-77, 1942.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 24 Oct 2011