OMIA:002280-10036 : Coat colour, albinism, generic in Mesocricetus auratus (golden hamster)

In other species: grass carp , rainbow trout , axolotl , African clawed frog , grivet , Bornean orangutan , dog , American black bear , brown bear , raccoon , Sumatran tiger , hippopotamus , American bison , banteng , taurine cattle , sheep , hares , North American deer mouse , meadow voles , bush rat , Australian dusky field rat , long-haired rat , nutria , gray short-tailed opossum , northern pocket gopher , giant uromys , Arizona pocket mouse , rufous rat-kangaroo , turkey vulture , eastern chipmunk , Campbell's desert hamster , fishing cat , Bennett's wallaby , Golden-bellied Water Rat , western chorus frog , brown desert mouse , Ash-gray Pseudomys , Heath Pseudomys

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Congenital lack of pigment in all parts of the body. See also Skin colour, albinism, generic

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:002280-10036: 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.

1995 Thompson, I.D., Cordery, P., Holt, C.E. :
Postnatal changes in the uncrossed retinal projection of pigmented and albino Syrian hamsters and the effects of monocular enucleation. J Comp Neurol 357:181-203, 1995. Pubmed reference: 7545188. DOI: 10.1002/cne.903570202.
1974 Pomerantz, S.H., Li, J.P. :
Tyrosinase in the skin of albino hamsters and mice. Nature 252:241-3, 1974. Pubmed reference: 4214366. DOI: 10.1038/252241a0.
1973 Robinson, R. :
Linkage of albinism and brown in the Syrian hamster Journal of Heredity 64:232 only, 1973. Pubmed reference: 4766210. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a108396.
1963 Nakai, T. :
The induction and ultrastructural study of amelanotic dermal melanocytoma in the Syrian albino hamster. Lab Invest 12:554-62, 1963. Pubmed reference: 13937366.
1961 Quevedo, W.C., Cairns, J.M., Smith, J.A., Bock, F.G., Burns, R.J. :
Induction of melanotic tumours in the white ('partial albino') Syrian hamster. Nature 189:936-7, 1961. Pubmed reference: 13738691. DOI: 10.1038/189936a0.
1958 Knapp, B.H., Polivanov, S. :
Anophthalmic albino : a new mutation in the Syrian hamster, Cricetus (mesocriecetus) auratus American Naturalist 92:317-318, 1958. DOI: 10.1086/282041.
1957 Robinson, R. :
Partial albinism in Syrian hamster. Nature 180:443-4, 1957. Pubmed reference: 13464857. DOI: 10.1038/180443a0.

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