OMIA:001994-9986 : Rex coat, plaice type in Oryctolagus cuniculus (rabbit)

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: Without citing references, Pan et al. (2015) explained that "In recent years, some rex rabbits have shown wrinkles in abdomen and extremities during production; this phenotype is known as plaice. The skin size of wrinkle rabbits was found to be 15% larger than that of un-wrinkle animals, with the same quality fur."

Molecular basis: From a gene transcription study, Pan et al. (2015) reported that "A total of 308 differentially expressed genes were obtained by transcriptome analysis of plaice and un-plaice phenotype animals; 209 additional differentially expressed genes were not found in any database. These genes included 49 that were only expressed in plaice skin rabbits."

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2016). OMIA:001994-9986: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2015 Pan, L., Liu, Y., Wei, Q., Xiao, C., Ji, Q., Bao, G., Wu, X. :
Solexa-Sequencing Based Transcriptome Study of Plaice Skin Phenotype in Rex Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). PLoS One 10:e0124583, 2015. Pubmed reference: 25955442. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124583.

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