OMIA:001607-516951 : Skin colour in Phrynocephalus putjatai (toad-headed agama)

In other species: goldfish , rainbow trout , guppy , Nile tilapia , gilthead seabream , green and golden bell frog , common lizard , Mallard , Garter snake , Guadeloupean anole , sailfin molly , ball python , Midas cichlid , blacktip shark , common wall lizard , Italian wall lizard , Sand lizard , common chameleon , flapneck chameleon , mimic poison frog , Asian bonytongue , eastern dwarf tree frog , Siamese fighting fish , leopard coralgrouper , White's rock-skink , , starry flounder , delicate skink , red-top cobalt mbuna , Sagus Kul lizard , Oujiang color common carp , poison dart frogs , Blue Regal "Mbenji" Peacock

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Species-specific description: Lu et al. (2024) "unveil the association between distinct skin colorations and varying levels of carotenoid and pteridine pigments. The red coloration in males is determined by a genomic region on chromosome 14, housing four pigmentation genes: BCO2 and three 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthases. ... . Additionally, the gene MAP7 on chromosome 2 emerges as a potential contributor to the blue coloration in subadults and adult females. Sex-specific expression patterns point to steroid hormone-associated genes (SULT2B1 and SRD5A2) as potential upstream regulators influencing sexually dimorphic coloration."

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2024). OMIA:001607-516951: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2024 Lu, B., Qiu, X., Yang, W., Yao, Z., Ma, X., Deng, S., Zhang, Q., Fu, J., Qi, Y. :
Genetic basis and evolutionary forces of sexually dimorphic color variation in a toad-headed agamid lizard. Mol Biol Evol 41:msae054, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38466135. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msae054.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 08 Apr 2024
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