OMIA 002129-9031 : Hyperpigmentation, MITF-related in Gallus gallus

Category: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Key variant is published: no

Molecular basis: Yu et al. (2017) reported that a c.-638T>C SNP in the MITF promoter in Muchuan black-boned chickens is associated with skin colour; the T allele with black skin and the C allele with white skin.

Breed: Muchuan Silkies Black, China (Chicken) (VBO_0006731).


2017 Wang, G., Liao, J., Tang, M., Yu, S. :
Genetic variation in the MITF promoter affects skin color and transcriptional activity in black-boned chickens. Br Poult Sci :, 2017. Pubmed reference: 28891677. DOI: 10.1080/00071668.2017.1379053.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 21 Sep 2017