OMIA 001262-93934 : Feather colour, black at hatch in Coturnix japonica

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Dominant

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific symbol: Bh

Markers: y


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.
2003 Niwa, T., Shibusawa, M., Matsuda, Y., Terashima, A., Nakamura, A., Shiojiri, N. :
The Bh (black at hatch) gene that causes abnormal feather pigmentation maps to chromosome 1 of the Japanese quail. Pigment Cell Res 16:656-61, 2003. Pubmed reference: 14629723.
2002 Niwa, T., Mochii, M., Nakamura, A., Shiojiri, N. :
Plumage pigmentation and expression of its regulatory genes during quail development--histochemical analysis using Bh (black at hatch) mutants. Mech Dev 118:139-46, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12351177.
2001 Niwa, T., Yamashita, S., Nakamura, A., Shiojiri, N., Ushijima, T. :
Isolation of a genetic marker linked to the Bh gene by genetically directed representational difference analysis of closed colony Japanese quails Zoological Science 18:37-41, 2001.
1999 Shiojiri, N., Niwa, T., Wakamatsu, K., Ito, S., Nakamura, A. :
Chemical analysis of melanin pigments in feather germs of Japanese quail Bh (black at hatch) mutants Pigment Cell Research 12:259-265, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10454294.
1997 Satoh, H., Nakamura, A., Shiojiri, N. :
Bh (black at hatch) gene appears to be expressed in melanocytes of feather germs in the japanese quail (coturnix coturnix japonica) Development Growth & Differentiation 39:445-450, 1997.
Shiojiri, N., Satoh, H., Nakamura, A. :
Bh (black at hatch) Gene Appears to Cause Hemorrhage in the Homozygous Quail Embryo Lung Zoological Science 14:321-326, 1997. DOI: 10.2108/zsj.14.321.
1996 Shiojiri, N., Oguri, Y., Satoh, H., Nakamura, A. :
Distribution of melanocytes in feather germs of a plumage mutant bh (black at hatch) embryo of japanese quail (coturnix coturnix japonica) Zoological Science 13:719-723, 1996.
1995 Kubota, Y., Nakamura, A., Ito, M., Shiojiri, N. :
Bh (black at hatch) gene appears to cause whole-body hemorrhage in homozygous embryos of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). J Exp Zool 271:441-51, 1995. Pubmed reference: 7722476. DOI: 10.1002/jez.1402710605.

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