OMIA 001696-9031 : Earlobe pigmentation in Gallus gallus

Category: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Mode of inheritance: Multifactorial

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

History: This trait was first described by Warren (1928).

Mapping: Wragg et al. (2012) mapped this trait to several regions, concluding that it is "sex-linked and polygenic".


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. > > >
2016 Nie, C., Zhang, Z., Zheng, J., Sun, H., Ning, Z., Xu, G., Yang, N., Qu, L. :
Genome-wide association study revealed genomic regions related to white/red earlobe color trait in the Rhode Island Red chickens. BMC Genet 17:115, 2016. Pubmed reference: 27496128. DOI: 10.1186/s12863-016-0422-1.
2012 Wragg, D., Mwacharo, J.M., Alcalde, J.A., Hocking, P.M., Hanotte, O. :
Analysis of genome-wide structure, diversity and fine mapping of Mendelian traits in traditional and village chickens. Heredity (Edinb) 109:6-18, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22395157. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2012.9.
1928 Warren, D.C. :
Inheritance of Earlobe Color in Poultry. Genetics 13:470-87, 1928. Pubmed reference: 17246562.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 01 Jul 2012
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