OMIA:001699-9031 : Inhibitor of dermal melanin in Gallus gallus (chicken)

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Z-linked incomplete dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Also known as shank colour, which is not to be confused with Skin colour, yellow (OMIA 001449-9031), which is sometimes called yellow shank.

Species-specific symbol: Id

Mapping: Dorshorst et al. (2010) mapped this locus to "72.3 Mb on chromosome Z"

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2012). OMIA:001699-9031: 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.

2010 Dorshorst, B., Okimoto, R., Ashwell, C. :
Genomic regions associated with dermal hyperpigmentation, polydactyly and other morphological traits in the Silkie chicken. J Hered 101:339-50, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20064842 . DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esp120.
1988 Bitgood, J.J. :
Linear relationship of the loci for barring, dermal melanin inhibitor, and recessive white skin on the chicken Z chromosome. Poult Sci 67:530-3, 1988. Pubmed reference: 3165529 .
1960 Henderson, E.W. :
The inheritance of shank color in a jungle fowl-Silver Cornish cross Poultry Science 39:53-56, 1960.
1935 Knox, CW. :
The inheritance of shank color in chickens. Genetics 20:529-44, 1935. Pubmed reference: 17246775 .
1927 Dunn, L.C., Jull, M.A. :
On the inheritance of some characters of the Silky fowl Journal of Genetics 19:27-63, 1927.
1902 Bateson, W., Saunders, E.R. :
Experimental studies in the physiology of heredity. Part III. The facts of heredity in the light of Mendel's discovery Reports to the Evolution Committee of the Royal Society 1:125-160, 1902.

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