OMIA 001445-93934 : Feather colour, dilute in Coturnix japonica

In other species: chicken , Muscovy duck

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 609227

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2012

Cross-species summary: Known as lavender feather colour

Species-specific name: Bleu; Blue

Species-specific symbol: lav

Molecular basis: Minivielle et al. (2002) showed that this locus is orthologous to the lavender locus in chickens, which is encoded by the MLPH gene. Bed'hom et al. (2012) reported the causal mutation as being a large deletion in the region of the quail MLPH gene.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
MLPH melanophilin Coturnix japonica 7 NC_029522.1 (8730661..8694163) MLPH Homologene, Ensembl, NCBI gene

Variants

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WARNING! Inclusion of a variant in this table does not automatically mean that it should be used for DNA testing. Anyone contemplating the use of any of these variants for DNA testing should examine critically the relevant evidence (especially in breeds other than the breed in which the variant was first described). If it is decided to proceed, the location and orientation of the variant sequence should be checked very carefully.

Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
Feather colour, lavender MLPH deletion, gross (>20) a large deletion in the region of the quail MLPH gene 2002 12011184

References


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.
2012 Bed'hom, B., Vaez, M., Coville, J.L., Gourichon, D., Chastel, O., Follett, S., Burke, T., Minvielle, F. :
The lavender plumage colour in Japanese quail is associated with a complex mutation in the region of MLPH that is related to differences in growth, feed consumption and body temperature. BMC Genomics 13:442, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22937744. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-442.
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.
2003 Minvielle, F., Gourichon, D., Monvoisin, JL. :
Effects of two-locus combinations, using the roux, lavender, and beige mutations, on plumage color of Japanese quail. J Hered 94:517-22, 2003. Pubmed reference: 14691319.
2002 Minvielle, F., Gourichon, D., Monvoisin, J.L. :
Testing homology of loci for two plumage colors, "lavender" and "recessive white," with chicken and Japanese quail hybrids Journal of Heredity 93:73-76, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12011184.

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