OMIA:002398-8957 : Neuropathy and feather colour, dilution in Accipiter gentilis (Northern goshawk)

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Mode of inheritance: Probably autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: Rutz et al. (2004): "A pair of northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) ... raised 12 healthy and five aberrant offspring between 1996 and 2000. Aberrant nestlings (three males and two females) had pale silver-blue plumage and displayed severe locomotor disorders. Histopathologically, the defects were characterized by adendritic feather melanocytes and mild degeneration of the cerebellar white matter. Epidemiologic results were suggestive of a hereditary autosomal recessive defect ... ."

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. (2021). OMIA:002398-8957: 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.

2011 Pourlis, A.F. :
Developmental malformations in avian species. Manifestations of unknown or genetic etiology - A review. Asian J Anim Vet Adv 6:401-415, 2011. DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.401.415.
2004 Rutz, C., Zinke, A., Bartels, T., Wohlsein, P. :
Congenital neuropathy and dilution of feather melanin in nestlings of urban-breeding northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis). J Zoo Wildl Med 35:97-103, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15193082. DOI: 10.1638/02-031.1.

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