OMIA 000915-93934 : Feather colour, silver in Coturnix japonica
In other species: chicken
Category: Pigmentation phene
Links to MONDO diseases: No links.
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes
Mode of inheritance: Autosomal incomplete dominant
Considered a defect: no
Key variant known: yes
Year key variant first reported: 1998
Species-specific symbol: B
Molecular basis: Mochii et al. (1998): "a two-base deletion resulting in premature termination of the polypeptide in the region following the zipper region"
Minvielle et al. (2010) confirmed this variant
|Symbol||Description||Species||Chr||Location||OMIA gene details page||Other Links|
|MITF||microphthalmia-associated transcription factor||Coturnix japonica||12||NC_029527.1 (12902808..12989046)||MITF||Homologene, Ensembl, NCBI gene|
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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||Inferred EVA rsID||Year Published||PubMed ID(s)||Acknowledgements|
|503||Feather colour, silver||MITF||deletion, small (<=20)||Naturally occurring variant||"a two-base deletion resulting in premature termination of the polypeptide in the region following the zipper region" = 2 bp deletion in exon 11||1998||9576828|
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.
|2010||Minvielle, F., Bed'hom, B., Coville, JL., Ito, S., Inoue-Murayama, M., Gourichon, D. :|
|The "silver" Japanese quail and the MITF gene: causal mutation, associated traits and homology with the "blue" chicken plumage. BMC Genet 11:15, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20184729. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2156-11-15.|
|2009||Minvielle, F., Cecchi, T., Passamonti, P., Gourichon, D., Renieri, C. :|
|Plumage colour mutations and melanins in the feathers of the Japanese quail: a first comparison. Anim Genet 40:971-4, 2009. Pubmed reference: 19496774. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2009.01929.x.|
|2002||Araki, M., Takano, T., Uemonsa, T., Nakane, Y., Tsudzuki, M., Kaneko, T. :|
|Epithelia-mesenchyme interaction plays an essential role in trans differentiation of retinal pigment epithelium of silver mutant quail: Localization of FGF and related molecules and aberrant migration pattern of neural crest cells during eye rudiment formation Developmental Biology 244:358-371, 2002. Pubmed reference: 11944943. DOI: 10.1006/dbio.2002.0591.|
|2001||Kawaguchi, N., Ono, T., Mochii, M., Noda, M. :|
|Spontaneous mutation in Mitf gene causes osteopetrosis in silver homozygote quail Developmental Dynamics 220:133-140, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11169846. DOI: 10.1002/1097-0177(2000)9999:9999<::AID-DVDY1095>3.0.CO;2-7.|
|1999||Tsukamoto, Y., Taira, E., Nakane, Y., Tsudzuki, M., Kohama, K., Amin, H., Miki, N., Sasaki, F. :|
|Expression of gicerin, a cell adhesion molecule, in the abnormal retina in silver plumage color mutation of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) Neuroscience Letters 266:53-56, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10336182.|
|1998||Araki, M., Yamao, M., Tsudzuki, M. :|
|Early embryonic interaction of retinal pigment epithelium and mesenchymal tissue induces conversion of pigment epithelium to neural retinal fate in the silver mutation of the japanese quail Development Growth & Differentiation 40:167-176, 1998.|
|Mochii, M., Ono, T., Matsubara, Y., Eguchi, G. :|
|Spontaneous transdifferentiation of quail pigmented epithelial cell is accompanied by a mutation in the Mitf gene. Dev Biol 196:145-59, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9576828. DOI: 10.1006/dbio.1998.8864.|
|1997||Shibuya, K., Nunoya, T., Tajima, M., Mizutani, M. :|
|Scleral ectasia associated with hereditary retinal dysplasia in a mutant strain of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) Avian Pathology 26:53-61, 1997.|
|1993||Fuji, J., Wakasugi, N. :|
|Transdifferentiation from Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) into Neural Retina Due to Silver Plumage Mutant Gene in Japanese Quail Development Growth & Differentiation 35:487-493, 1993.|
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