OMIA:001445-9091 : Feather colour, dilution, MLPH-related in Coturnix coturnix (common quail)

In other species: chicken , common canary , Japanese quail

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 609227 (trait) , 606526 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases:

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Cross-species summary: Known as lavender feather colour

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:001445-9091: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2023 Yuan, Z., Zhang, X., Pang, Y., Qi, Y., Wang, Q., Hu, Y., Zhao, Y., Ren, S., Huo, L. :
Association analysis of melanophilin (MLPH) gene expression and polymorphism with plumage color in quail. Arch Anim Breed 66:131-139, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37124941. DOI: 10.5194/aab-66-131-2023.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 02 May 2023
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