OMIA:000374-54059 : Feather colour, extended black in Stercorarius parasiticus (Arctic skua)

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

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 266300 (trait) , 155555 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2004

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

Associated gene:

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

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000374-54059: 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.

2021 Janssen, K., Bustnes, J.O., Mundy, N.I. :
Variation in genetic mechanisms for plumage polymorphism in skuas (Stercorarius). J Hered 112:430-35, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34343335. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esab038.
2013 Janssen, K., Mundy, N.I. :
Molecular population genetics of the melanic plumage polymorphism in Arctic skuas (Stercorarius parasiticus): evidence for divergent selection on plumage colour. Mol Ecol 22:4634-43, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23980902. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12428.
2005 Mundy, N.I. :
A window on the genetics of evolution: MC1R and plumage colouration in birds. Proc Biol Sci 272:1633-40, 2005. Pubmed reference: 16087416. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3107.
2004 Mundy, N.I., Badcock, N.S., Hart, T., Scribner, K., Janssen, K., Nadeau, N.J. :
Conserved genetic basis of a quantitative plumage trait involved in mate choice. Science 303:1870-3, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15031505. DOI: 10.1126/science.1093834.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Dec 2011
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 12 Dec 2011
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 22 Mar 2012
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 10 Aug 2021