OMIA 001602-93934 : Feather colour, yellow in Coturnix japonica

In other species:

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2008

Species-specific symbol: Y

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
ASIP agouti signaling protein Coturnix japonica 20 NC_029535.1 (1441496..1422403) ASIP Homologene, Ensembl, NCBI gene


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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, recessive black ASIP deletion, small (<=20) "A deletion of 8 bases was found in the ASIP gene" 2008 18287406
Feather colour, lethal yellow ASIP deletion, gross (>20) "a >90-kb deletion upstream of ASIP" 2008 18287407


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.
2013 Zhang, X.H., Pang, Y.Z., Zhao, S.J., Xu, H.W., Li, Y.L., Xu, Y., Guo, Z., Wang, D.D. :
The relationship of plumage colours with MC1R (Melanocortin 1 Receptor) and ASIP (Agouti Signaling Protein) in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Br Poult Sci 54:306-11, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23639082. DOI: 10.1080/00071668.2013.780122.
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.
2008 Hiragaki, T., Inoue-Murayama, M., Miwa, M., Fujiwara, A., Mizutani, M., Minvielle, F., Ito, S. :
Recessive black is allelic to the yellow plumage locus in Japanese quail and associated with a frameshift deletion in the ASIP gene. Genetics 178:771-5, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18287406. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.107.077040.
Nadeau, N.J., Minvielle, F., Ito, S., Inoue-Murayama, M., Gourichon, D., Follett, S.A., Burke, T., Mundy, N.I. :
Characterization of Japanese quail yellow as a genomic deletion upstream of the avian homolog of the mammalian ASIP (agouti) gene. Genetics 178:777-86, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18287407. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.107.077073.
2007 Minvielle, F., Gourichon, D., Ito, S., Inoue-Murayama, M., Rivière, S. :
Effects of the dominant lethal yellow mutation on reproduction, growth, feed consumption, body temperature, and body composition of the Japanese quail. Poult Sci 86:1646-50, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17626808.

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