OMIA:001737 : Coat colour, white spotting, KIT-related

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Possible human homologues (MIM numbers): 172800 (trait) , 164920 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Cross-species summary: Variable degree of white spotting ranging from tiny white spots up to completely white animals. The absence of pigment is caused by the absence of skin melanocytes ("leucism, leucistic"), not by failure in the biochemical reactions required for pigment synthesis.

Species in which this phene is found:
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
domestic cat (Felis catus)
ass (donkey) (Equus asinus)
Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius)
taurine cattle (Bos taurus)
goat (Capra hircus)

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 23 Nov 2012
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 05 Mar 2017
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 14 Mar 2017
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 19 Aug 2021
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 07 Sep 2023