OMIA:000374-59729 : Feather colour, extended black in Taeniopygia guttata

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

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: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Molecular basis: After allowing for population structure, Hoffman et al. (2014) "found no association between MC1R polymorphism and plumage coloration" in this species.


2014 Hoffman, J.I., Krause, E.T., Lehmann, K., Kr├╝ger, O. :
MC1R Genotype and Plumage Colouration in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata): Population Structure Generates Artefactual Associations. PLoS One 9:e86519, 2014. Pubmed reference: 24489736 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086519.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 08 Feb 2014