OMIA 001274-452646 : Coat colour, black crystal in Neovison vison

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Semi-Dominant

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific symbol: Cr

Species-specific description: First reported by Trapezov (1997), this mutant is characterised by white guard hairs which produce a veil-like covering of the body. Homozygotes have a Himalayan coat colour.


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.
1999 Kharlamova, A.V., Trapezov, O.V. :
[Pleiotropic effect of the Black crystal mutation on reproductive indicators in the American mink (Mustela vison)]. Genetika 35:765-70, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10505266.
1997 Trapezov, O.V. :
Black crystal - a novel color mutant in the American mink (Mustela vison Schreber) Journal of Heredity 88:164-166, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9099008.

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