OMIA:001460-102329 : Flesh colour in Pinctada margaritifera

In other species:

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal co-dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Inheritance: From the results of strategic crosses, Ky et al. (2016) concluded that the segregation of shell colour is consistent with a single-locus "two-allele model for flesh trait, whereby the orange allele is recessive to the black fleshed type".


2016 Ky, C.L., Nakasai, S., Pommier, S., Sham Koua, M., Devaux, D. :
The Mendelian inheritance of rare flesh and shell colour variants in the black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). Anim Genet 47:610-4, 2016. Pubmed reference: 27435366 . DOI: 10.1111/age.12454.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 30 Oct 2016
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