OMIA:000374-495946 : Feather colour, extended black in Falco eleonorae (Eleonora's falcon)

In other species: Mallard , Coscoroba swan , black swan , rock pigeon , helmeted guineafowl , chicken , king penguin , Arctic skua , pomarine skua , brown booby , red-footed booby , zebra finch , Lesser snow goose , Bananaquit , gyrfalcon , ruff , Chestnut-bellied monarch

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 266300 (trait) , 155555 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2011

Molecular basis: Gangosa et al. (2011): "A 12 base pair in-frame deletion (Mc1r Δ12) corresponding to the following amino acids, methionine, aspartic acid, asparagine and valine at positions 114–117, were found in dark individuals, both in heterozygosis (dark heterozygous individuals) and in homozygosis (dark homozygous), whereas pale individuals were homozygous wild type."

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
MC1R Falco eleonorae - no genomic information (-..-) MC1R Ensembl


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OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
1328 Feather colour, extended black MC1R deletion, small (<=20) Naturally occurring variant p.(M114_V117del) 2011 21696477

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000374-495946: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2011 Gangoso, L., Grande, J.M., Ducrest, A.L., Figuerola, J., Bortolotti, G.R., Andrés, J.A., Roulin, A. :
MC1R-dependent, melanin-based colour polymorphism is associated with cell-mediated response in the Eleonora's falcon. J Evol Biol 24:2055-63, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21696477. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02336.x.

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