OMIA:002686-9483 : Colour vision, deficiency in Callithrix jacchus (white-tufted-ear marmoset)

In other species: Japanese medaka , Tufted capuchin , crab-eating macaque

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 303800 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: X-linked

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Dichromatic colour vision; colorblindness; colour blind; color vision deficiency; CVD

Species-specific description: Yeh et al. (2023): "New-world primates such as the marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) show polymorphism for the middle- to long-wavelength sensitive cone pigments. Each X-chromosome carries a gene for only one of three possible pigments. All males are thus dichromats, but some females will be trichromats."

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:002686-9483: 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.

2023 Martin, P.R. :
The Verriest Lecture: Pathways to color in the eye and brain. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 40:V1-V10, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37133001. DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.480106.
1995 Yeh, T., Lee, B.B., Kremers, J., Cowing, J.A., Hunt, D.M., Martin, P.R., Troy, J.B. :
Visual responses in the lateral geniculate nucleus of dichromatic and trichromatic marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). J Neurosci 15:7892-904, 1995. Pubmed reference: 8613728. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.15-12-07892.1995.

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