OMIA:000374-8996 : Feather colour, extended black in Numida meleagris

In other species: chicken , red-footed booby , black swan , Coscoroba swan , Bananaquit , 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

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2010

Associated gene:

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


2010 Vidal, O., Araguas, RM., Fernandez, R., Heras, S., Sanz, N., Pla, C. :
Melanism in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) is associated with a deletion of Phenylalanine-256 in the MC1R gene. Anim Genet 41:656-658, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20477788 . DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02056.x.

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