OMIA:001460-102329 : Flesh colour in Pinctada margaritifera (black-lip pearl oyster)

In other species: rainbow trout , Chinook salmon

Categories: Pigmentation phene

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".

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2016). OMIA:001460-102329: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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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