OMIA:002280-8355 : Coat colour, albinism, generic in Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog)

In other species: grass carp , rainbow trout , axolotl , 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

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

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:002280-8355: 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.

1982 Seldenrijk, R., Huijsman, K.G., Heussen, A.M., van de Veerdonk, F.C. :
A comparative ultrastructural and physiological study on melanophores of wild-type and periodic albino mutants of Xenopus laevis. Cell Tissue Res 222:1-9, 1982. Pubmed reference: 6800656.
1976 Wyllie, A.H., De Robertis, E.M. :
High tyrosinase activity in albino Xenopus laevis oocytes. J Embryol Exp Morphol 36:555-9, 1976. Pubmed reference: 827598.

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