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

Possible human homologue (MIM number): 172800

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"), 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 (Equus asinus)
Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius)
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