OMIA 001484-9685 : Coat colour, ticked in Felis catus

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Species-specific description: "Ticked" is the term applied to the non-tabby, agouti coat colour pattern that is the trade mark of Abyssinian cats. Its traditional symbol is T(a).

Mapping: Eizirik et al (2010) showed that the ticked phenotype is inherited independently of the two main tabby alleles, namely mackerel and blotched. The ticked locus maps to a 3.8Mb region on cat chromosome B1. The term "tabby locus", with its two alleles mackerel and blotched, is now reserved for a locus on cat chromosome A1 (see Coat colour, tabby; OMIA 001429-9685)


2010 Eizirik, E., David, VA., Buckley-Beason, V., Roelke, ME., Schaffer, AA., Hannah, SS., Narfstrom, K., O'Brien, SJ., Menotti-Raymond, M. :
Defining and mapping mammalian coat pattern genes: multiple genomic regions implicated in domestic cat stripes and spots. Genetics 184:267-75, 2010. Pubmed reference: 19858284. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.109.109629.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Apr 2010
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 18 Oct 2012