OMIA:002278-9135 : Feather colour, mosaic in Serinus canaria

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 611740 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

History: Mosaic is actually a breed created by crossing the red siskin (Spinus cucullatus) with the common canary (Serinus canaria) and then backcrossing to the canary while selecting for pigmentation.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
BCO2 beta-carotene oxygenase 2 Serinus canaria 24 NC_066337.1 (5969301..5984171) BCO2 Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:002278-9135: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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.

2023 Bovo, S., Ribani, A., Utzeri, V.J., Taurisano, V., Bertarini, G., Fontanesi, L. :
Whole genome sequencing identifies candidate genes and mutations that can explain diluted and other colour varieties of domestic canaries (Serinus canaria). Anim Genet 54:510-525, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37194440 . DOI: 10.1111/age.13331.
2020 Gazda, M.A., Ara├║jo, P.M., Lopes, R.J., Toomey, M.B., Andrade, P., Afonso, S., Marques, C., Nunes, L., Pereira, P., Trigo, S., Hill, G.E., Corbo, J.C., Carneiro, M. :
A genetic mechanism for sexual dichromatism in birds. Science 368:1270-1274, 2020. Pubmed reference: 32527835 . DOI: 10.1126/science.aba0803.
2008 Perez-Beato, O. :
Fundamentals of color genetics in canaries. RoseDog Books. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: :, 2008.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 17 Jun 2020