OMIA:000374-87177 : Feather colour, extended black in Coereba flaveola

In other species: chicken , red-footed booby , black swan , Coscoroba swan , helmeted guineafowl , gyrfalcon , Lesser snow goose , Arctic skua , Chestnut-bellied monarch , brown booby , zebra finch , 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: yes

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2001

Associated gene:

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


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.

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.
2001 Theron, E., Hawkins, K., Bermingham, E., Ricklefs, RE., Mundy, NI. :
The molecular basis of an avian plumage polymorphism in the wild: a melanocortin-1-receptor point mutation is perfectly associated with the melanic plumage morph of the bananaquit, Coereba flaveola. Curr Biol 11:550-7, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11369199 .

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