OMIA:001731-8932 : Tail feathers, number of in Columba livia
In other species: chicken , California condor
Categories: Integument (skin) phene
Links to MONDO diseases: No links.
Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown
Considered a defect: no
History: Darwin (1868) wrote extensively on the number of tail feathers in pigeons. Morgan (1918) quotes relevant passages from the second (1875) edition of Darwin's book.
Inheritance: T.H. Morgan (the genetics pioneer and Nobel Prize winner for his work in Drosophila) published an extensive study of the inheritance of more than the usual number of 12 tail feathers in pigeons in 1918, and was compelled to invoke 3 or 4 loci to explain his segregation results. Like Morgan, Johansson (1927) could not illustrate single-locus inheritance.
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.
|1927||Johansson, I. :|
|Studies on Inheritance in Pigeons. VI. Number of Tail Feathers and Uropygial Gland. Genetics 12:93-107, 1927. Pubmed reference: 17246521 . DOI: 10.1093/genetics/12.2.93.|
|1918||Morgan, T.H. :|
|Inheritance of number of feathers of the Fantail pigeon American Naturalist 52:5-27, 1918.|
|1875||Darwin, C.R. :|
|The variation of animals and plants under domestication. London: John Murray. 2d ed. :, 1875.|
|1868||Darwin, C.R. :|
|The variation of animals and plants under domestication, vol. I. London: John Murray. :146-148; 208, 1868.|
- Changed by Frank Nicholas on 09 Nov 2012
- Created by Frank Nicholas on 09 Nov 2012