OMIA:002466-87175 : Beak colour, BCO2-related in Camarhynchus parvulus (small tree finch)
In other species: common canary , woodpecker finch , large cactus finch , medium ground-finch , small ground finch , large ground finch , common cactus finch , sharp-beaked ground finch , large tree finch , medium tree finch , Cocos finch , mangrove finch , Española cactus finch & Genovesa ground finch
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
Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive
Considered a defect: no
Key variant known: yes
Year key variant first reported: 2021
Cross-species summary: Bill colour, BCO2-related
Species-specific description: Enbody et al. (2021) "report a combined field and molecular-genetic investigation of a nestling beak color polymorphism in Darwin's finches. ... we show that the polymorphism arose in the Galápagos half a million years ago through a mutation associated with regulatory change in the BCO2 gene and is shared by 14 descendant species."
See 'OMIA 002466-48883 : Beak colour, BCO2-related in Geospiza fortis' for information on history, inheritance, mapping and molecular basis.
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing
Cite this entry
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.
|2021||Enbody, E.D., Sprehn, C.G., Abzhanov, A., Bi, H., Dobreva, M.P., Osborne, O.G., Rubin, C.J., Grant, P.R., Grant, B.R., Andersson, L. :|
|A multispecies BCO2 beak color polymorphism in the Darwin's finch radiation. Curr Biol 31:5597-5604, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34687609. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.09.085.|
|2014||Grant P.R., Grant B.R. :|
|40 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major Island. Princeton University Press , 2014.|
|1989||Grant B.R., Grant P.R. :|
|Evolutionary Dynamics of a Natural Population: The Large Cactus Finch of the Galapagos University of Chicago Press, , 1989.|
|1979||Grant P.R., Boag P.T., Schluter D. :|
|A bill color polymorphism in young Darwin’s finches. Auk 96:800-802, 1979. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/auk/96.4.800.|
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