OMIA:002280-8296 : Coat colour, albinism, generic in Ambystoma mexicanum (axolotl)

In other species: grass carp , rainbow trout , African clawed frog , grivet , Bornean orangutan , dog , American black bear , brown bear , raccoon , Sumatran tiger , hippopotamus , American bison , banteng , taurine cattle , sheep , hares , golden hamster , 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:002280-8296: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1978 Harsa-King, M.L. :
Experimental studies on a mutant gene, a, causing albinism in the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. Dev Biol 62:370-88, 1978. Pubmed reference: 414944.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 24 Jun 2020