OMIA:001580-9685 : Feet, white (gloving) in Felis catus (domestic cat)

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 164920 (gene) , 172800 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2010

Species-specific name: Gloves

Molecular basis: Lyons (2010) included this trait in a list of traits for which a DNA test is available, stating the cause as a deletion/insertion in the KIT gene (c.1035_1036delinsCA). She cited a paper by Gandolfi B, Bach L, Beresford L, et al., which had not yet been published. This variant was published by Montague et al. (2014).

Prevalence: Montague et al. (2014): "Genotyping these [two adjacent KIT] SNPs in a larger sample including 150 Birman cats and 729 additional cats confirmed that all Birman cats were homozygous for both SNPs and that all first-generation outcrossed Birman cats with no gloving were carriers of the polymorphisms".

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
KIT v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog Felis catus B1 NC_058371.1 (161389917..161303938) KIT Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
620 Birman (Cat) Feet white (gloving) KIT g delins, small (<=20) Naturally occurring variant Felis_catus_9.0 B1 g.163986474_163986475delinsTG c.1035_1036delinsCA p.(E345_H346delinsDN) NM_001009837.3; NP_001009837.3; Montague et al. (2014) describe this variant as "two adjacent missense mutations". 2010 21147473 Genomic position in Felis_catus_9.0 provided by Leslie Lyons and Reuben Buckley.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2024). OMIA:001580-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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.

2022 Anderson, H., Davison, S., Lytle, K.M., Honkanen, L., Freyer, J., Mathlin, J., Kyöstilä, K., Inman, L., Louviere, A., Chodroff Foran, R., Forman, O.P., Lohi, H., Donner, J. :
Genetic epidemiology of blood type, disease and trait variants, and genome-wide genetic diversity in over 11,000 domestic cats. PLoS Genet 18:e1009804, 2022. Pubmed reference: 35709088. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009804.
2014 Montague, M.J., Li, G., Gandolfi, B., Khan, R., Aken, B.L., Searle, S.M., Minx, P., Hillier, L.W., Koboldt, D.C., Davis, B.W., Driscoll, C.A., Barr, C.S., Blackistone, K., Quilez, J., Lorente-Galdos, B., Marques-Bonet, T., Alkan, C., Thomas, G.W., Hahn, M.W., Menotti-Raymond, M., O'Brien, S.J., Wilson, R.K., Lyons, L.A., Murphy, W.J., Warren, W.C. :
Comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome reveals genetic signatures underlying feline biology and domestication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:17230-5, 2014. Pubmed reference: 25385592. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1410083111.
2010 Lyons, LA. :
Feline genetics: clinical applications and genetic testing. Top Companion Anim Med 25:203-12, 2010. Pubmed reference: 21147473. DOI: 10.1053/j.tcam.2010.09.002.

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