OMIA:000200-9940 : Coat colour, generic in Ovis aries (sheep)

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Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:000200-9940: 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.

2024 Baazaoui, I., Bedhiaf-Romdhani, S., Mastrangelo, S., Lenstra, J.A., Da Silva, A., Benjelloun, B., Ciani, E. :
Refining the genomic profiles of North African sheep breeds through meta-analysis of worldwide genomic SNP data. Front Vet Sci 11:1339321, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38487707. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2024.1339321.
James, C., Pemberton, J.M., Navarro, P., Knott, S. :
Investigating pedigree- and SNP-associated components of heritability in a wild population of Soay sheep. Heredity (Edinb) , 2024. Pubmed reference: 38341521. DOI: 10.1038/s41437-024-00673-6.
Parzhanov, Z., Azhimetov, N., Kistaubayev, Y., Tlegenova, K., Yussupbayev, Z. :
Inheritance of breeding traits in Karakul sheep under different selection approaches. Braz J Biol 84:S1519-69842024000100487:e278810, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38422293. DOI: 10.1590/1519-6984.278810.
Yin, Z., Hao, S., Zhao, Y., Li, J., Cui, Y., Ge, Y., Pang, Q. :
Skin proteomic screening and functional analysis of differential proteins associated with coat color in sheep (Ovis aries). Anim Biosci , 2024. Pubmed reference: 38754850. DOI: 10.5713/ab.24.0014.
2023 Vasu, M., Ahlawat, S., Chhabra, P., Sharma, U., Arora, R., Sharma, R., Ayoub Mir, M., Kumar Singh, M. :
Genetic insights into fiber quality, coat color and adaptation in Changthangi and Muzzafarnagri sheep: A comparative skin transcriptome analysis. Gene :147826, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37748630. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2023.147826.
Yin, Z., Ma, Z., Wang, S., Hao, S., Liu, X., Pang, Q., Wang, X. :
Expression and tissue distribution analysis of VIM and TTR proteins associated with coat colors in sheep (Ovis aries). Anim Biosci , 2023. Pubmed reference: 37402463. DOI: 10.5713/ab.23.0111.
Zhang, W., Jin, M., Lu, Z., Li, T., Wang, H., Yuan, Z., Wei, C. :
Whole genome resequencing reveals selection signals related to wool color in sheep. Animals (Basel) 13, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37893989. DOI: 10.3390/ani13203265.
Zhao, Y., Meng, J., Song, X., An, Q. :
m6A mRNA methylation analysis provides novel insights into pigmentation in sheep skin. Epigenetics 18:2230662, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37389979. DOI: 10.1080/15592294.2023.2230662.
2022 Qin, H., Chen, Y., Wang, S., Ge, S., Pang, Q. :
The role of KLF4 in melanogenesis and homeostasis in sheep melanocytes. Acta Histochem 124:151839, 2022. Pubmed reference: 34998218. DOI: 10.1016/j.acthis.2021.151839.
2020 Zhao, F., Deng, T., Shi, L., Wang, W., Zhang, Q., Du, L., Wang, L. :
Genomic scan for selection signature reveals fat deposition in Chinese indigenous sheep with extreme tail types. Animals (Basel) 10:773, 2020. Pubmed reference: 32365604. DOI: 10.3390/ani10050773.
2019 Yin, Z., Ge, Y., Ning, H., Zhu, Y., Chen, L., Zhang, S., Xia, X., Wang, X., Wang, L., Pang, Q., Liu, X. :
Expression and tissue distribution analysis of angiotensin II in sheep (Ovis aries) skins associated with white and black coat colors. Acta Histochem 121:407-412, 2019. Pubmed reference: 30885384. DOI: 10.1016/j.acthis.2019.03.002.
2013 Fan, R., Xie, J., Bai, J., Wang, H., Tian, X., Bai, R., Jia, X., Yang, L., Song, Y., Herrid, M., Gao, W., He, X., Yao, J., Smith, G.W., Dong, C. :
Skin transcriptome profiles associated with coat color in sheep. BMC Genomics 14:389, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23758853. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-389.
2008 Renieri, C., Valbonesi, A., La Manna, V., Antonini, M., Lauvergne, J.J. :
Inheritance of coat colour in Merino sheep. Small Ruminant Research 74:23-29, 2008.
2001 Ozoje, M.O., Kadri, O.A. :
Effects of coat colour and wattle genes on body measurement traits in the West African Dwarf sheep Tropical Agriculture 78:118-122, 2001.
1998 Malher, X., Lechere, A.K. :
High prolificacy in Belle-Ile sheep (Brittany, France) - major effects of a putative single gene and the a(wh) colour gene on ovulation rate and litter size Reproduction, Nutrition, Development 38:473-484, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9795990.
1997 Fleet, M., Lush, B. :
Sire effects on visible pigmentation in a corriedale flock Wool Technology & Sheep Breeding 45:167-173, 1997.
Latypov, I.F., Vsevolodov, E.B., Ochilov, K.D. :
Variability of the pheomelanin content in wool of astrakhan lambs and problems of the phenetics of color [Russian] Genetika 33:365-369, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9244767.
1996 Ozeki, H., Ito, S., Wakamatsu, K. :
Chemical characterization of melanins in sheep wool and human hair Pigment Cell Research 9:51-57, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8857665.
1995 Fleet, M.R., Foulds, R.A., Pourbeik, T., Mcinnes, C.B., Smith, D.H., Burbidge, A. :
Pigmentation relationships among young Merino sheep and their processed wool Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 35:343-351, 1995.
Fleet, M.R., Cooper, D.W., Parsons, Y.M. :
The problem of coloured lambs Proceedings of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics 11:692 only, 1995.
1993 Fleet, M.R., Lush, B.J., Hynd, P.I. :
Age-Related Changes in White Wool-Bearing Skin Melanocytes Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 41:83-90, 1993.
Nedunchelliyan, S., Nandy, S.C. :
Cause of Hyperpigmentation in Black Sheep Skins Small Ruminant Research 10:237-242, 1993.
1992 Meldrum, J.V. :
Genetic Study Regarding the Inheritance of Colour in Sheep Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 39:168-169, 1992.
Sukharkov, S.I., Pliev, V.L. :
Homeogeneous selection in the breeding of Sur sheep Ovtsevodstvo 3:22-24, 1992.
1991 Fleet, M.R., Smith, D.H., Pourbeik, T. :
Age-Related Changes in Pigmentation Traits of Adult Merino Sheep Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 39:24-34, 1991.
Malher, X. :
Inheritance of Face and Leg Colour in the Suffolk and Grivette Breeds [French] Recueil de Medecine Veterinaire 167:513-520, 1991.
Rachkovsky, M.L. :
New Mechanism of Melanosomes Transport into Hair of Lambs of Different Breeds and Genotypes Pigment Cell Research 4:105-111, 1991. Pubmed reference: 1806937.
1990 Aliev, G., Rachkovsky, M., Ito, S., Wakamatsu, K., Ivanov, A. :
Pigment Types in Selected Color Genotypes of Asiatic Sheep Pigment Cell Research 3:177-180, 1990. Pubmed reference: 1963944.
Aliyev, G.A., Rachkovsky, M.L. :
Nomenclature in Sheep Colour Genetics Genetika 26:381-383, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2344961.
Fleet, M.R., Pourbeik, T., Ancell, P.M., Lynch, B.W. :
Progeny Test on Corriedale Rams for Isolated Pigmented Wool Fibres Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 38:29-31, 1990.
Mahler, X., Denis, B. :
Genetic Determination in Face and Leg Colour Inheritance in the Mouton Vendeen Sheep Breed Recueil de Medecine Veterinaire 166:501-504, 1990.
Malher, X., Denis, B. :
Determinism genetique du patron de robe face et membres colores en race Mouten vendeen Recueil de Medecine Veterinaire 166:501-504, 1990.
1989 Aliev, G.A., Ernskine, K., Rachkovsky, M.L. :
Genetics of wool and hair pigmentation in some Asiatic breeds :147-151, 1989.
Fleet, M.R., Stafford, J.E. :
The Association Between Non-Fleece Pigmentation and Fleece Pigmentation in Corriedale Sheep Animal Production 49:241-247, 1989.
Fleet, M.R., Smith, D.H., Stafford, J.E. :
Comparison between Merino sheep homozygous (WW) and heterozygous (Ww) for white fleece on the incidnece of isolated pigmented fibres and types of non-fleece pigmentation Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 40:445-455, 1989.
Foulds, R.A. :
Dark fibre contamination in wool: its prediction and ramifications Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 37:33-37, 1989.
Renieri, C., Pieramati, C., Olivieri, O., Trabalza Marinucci, M., Micarelli, F. :
Frequencies of fleece colour in Upper Visso sheep Small Ruminant Research 2:175-180, 1989.
1988 Fleet, M.R., Foulds, R.A. :
Isolated pigmented fibres in fleeces and their tops Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 36:76-81, 1988.
Sponenberg, D.P., Ito, S., Wakamatsu, K., Eng, L. :
Pigment types in sheep, goats and llamas Pigment Cell Research 1:414-418, 1988. Pubmed reference: 3237610.
Sponenberg, D.P. :
The principal coat colour loci in sheep :27-40, 1988.
1987 Fleet, M.R., Rogan, I.M., Ponzoni, R.W., Stafford, J.E. :
The importance of non-fleece pigmentation on Merino sheep :175-180, 1987.
Vsevolodov, E.B., Adalsteinsson, S., Ryder, M.L. :
Electron spin resonance spectrometrical study of the melanins in the wool of some North European sheep in relation to their color inheritance Journal of Heredity 78:120-122, 1987. Pubmed reference: 3035006.
1986 Alderson, L. :
Coloured sheep and their potential Ark 13:87-91, 1986.
Fleet, M.R., Stafford, J.E., Dawson, K.A., Dolling, C.H.S. :
Contamination of white wool by melanin-pigmented fibres when pigmented and white sheep graze together Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 26:159-163, 1986.
1985 Fleet, M.R., Stafford, J.E., Dawson, K.A. :
Association between non-wool pigmentation and the occurrence of isolated pigmented wool fibres in fleeces from Corriedale sheep Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics :220-222, 1985.
Fleet, M.R. :
Pigmented fibres in white wool Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 33:5-13, 27, 1985.
Fleet, M.R., Flavel, P.F., Stafford, J.E., Smith, D.H., Dolling, C.H.S. :
The incidence of pigmented lambs among the progeny of pigmented rams and Merino ewes which have a high frequency of individuals with spots of pigmented fibres Agricultural Record (S.A. Dept Agric) 12:5, 23-26, 1985.
Forrest, J.W., Fleet, M.R. :
Lack of tanning in white Merino sheep following exposure to ultraviolet light Australian Veterinary Journal 62:244-246, 1985. Pubmed reference: 4051917.
Forrest, J.W., Fleet, M.R., Rogers, G.E. :
Characterisation of melanocytes in the wool-bearing skin of Merino sheep Australian Journal of Biological Sciences 38:245-257, 1985. Pubmed reference: 4091753.
1984 Adalsteinsson, S. :
A black-moorit moasic-coloured Icelandic ram Journal of Heredity 75:83-84, 1984. Pubmed reference: 6707451.
Aliev, G.A., Rachkovsky, M.L. :
[The genetics of wool colour in sheep. 3. Colour variation controlled by alleles of genes A and E, and their interaction] Genetika 20:895-905, 1984.
Aliev, G.A., Rachkovsky, M.L. :
[The genetics of wool colour in sheep. 2. The cytogenetic and biochemical basis of pigmentation, and the genetic control of melanogenesis] Genetika 20:885-894, 1984.
Aliev, G.A., Rychkovsky, M.L. :
[The genetics of wool colour in sheep. 1. Some species characters of the structure and colour of wool] Genetika 20:722-729, 1984.
Fleet, M.R., Forrest, J.W. :
The occurrence of spots of pigmented skin and pigmented wool fibres in adult Merino sheep Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 32:83-90, 1984.
Fleet, M.R., Stafford, J.E., Dolling, C.H.S. :
A note on the occurrence of isolated pigmented fibres in the white fleece wool of Corriedale sheep Animal Production 39:311-314, 1984.
Fleet, M.R., Lincoln, S.F. :
Electron spin resonance of wool from melanin-pigmented sheep and sheep heterozygous or homozygous for white wool Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics :213-215, 1984.
Foulds, R.A., Wong, P., Andrews, M.W. :
Dark fibres and their importance Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 32:91-100, 1984.
Gregor, N.R., Bennett, A.R., Bennett, N.P. :
The moorit gene in Australian sheep Agricultural Record 11:19-24, 1984.
Lauvergne, J.J. :
A project for standardising genetic nomenclature in sheep Bulletin Technique, Department de Genetique Animale, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique :59 pp, 1984.
1982 Adalsteinsson, S. :
Inheritance of colours in sheep Proceedings of the World Congress on Sheep and Beef Cattle Breeding 1:459-464, 1982.
1981 Dolling, C.H.S., Fleet, M.R., Stafford, J.E. :
Pigmented fibres growing in white Merino fleece wools Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics :198-199, 1981.
Lauvergne, J.J., Danzart, M., Burrill, M.J. :
[Colour variants in the Arles Merino. 2. Alleles found in the progeny, and their frequency in the breed] Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 13:219-243, 1981.
Lauvergne, J.J., Burrill, M.J., Dolling, C.H.S., Dennis, W.S. :
Fading with light and greying with age in the fleece of black Australian Polwarth sheep Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 13:93-109, 1981.
Vsevolodov, E.B., Latypov, I.F., Martynov, Yu.F., Razoznaev, K.M. :
[Detection of sheep heterozygous for dominant white by electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometry] Trudy Instituta Eksperimental'noi Biologii. Akademiya Nauk Kazakhskoi SSR 15:61-73, 1981.
1980 Havard, C., Lauvergne, J.J., Danzart, M., Ricordeau, G. :
[A new estimate of the frequency of the gene for black in the Bluefaced Maine breed of sheep] Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 12:157-167, 1980.
Lauvergne, J.J., Burrill, J., Sadorge, A. :
Colour variants in the Arles Merino sheep. I. Studies in the parent population Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 12:321-342, 1980.
Lyne, A.G., Hollis, D.E. :
Effects of grafting the skin in Merino sheep, with special reference to the growth of wool and hair Australian Journal of Biological Sciences 33:309-328, 1980.
1979 Ryder, M.L. :
Changes in epidermal and wool pigmentation in autographs of sheep Journal of the Textile Institute 5:210-214, 1979.
1978 Adalsteinsson, S., Wardum, H. :
Frequency of colour genes in Faroe Islands sheep Journal of Heredity 69:259-262, 1978. Pubmed reference: 731014.
Lauvergne, J.J., Hoogschagen, P. :
Genetic formulas for the colour in the Texel, the Dutch and the Zwartbles sheep in the Netherlands Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 10:343-351, 1978.
1977 Ryder, M.L. :
Colour inheritance in sheep A.B.R.O. Report :37-38, 1977.
1976 Lauvergne, J.J. :
Formules geniques pour la couleur de la toison du Merinos a viande allemand et du mouton Akaraman de turquiew Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 8:141-151, 1976.
Lauvergne, J.J., Adalsteinsson, S. :
Genes pour la couleur de la toison de la brebis corse Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 8:153-172, 1976.
1975 Adalsteinsson, S. :
The occurrence and inheritance of tan colour in Icelandic sheep Journal of Agricultural Research in Iceland 7:55-62, 1975.
Lauvergne, J.J. :
Genetique de la couleur de la toison des races ovines francaises Solognote, Bizet et Berrichronne Annales de Genetique et de Selection Animale 7:263-276, 1975.
1972 Singh, L.B., Chaudhary. A.L. :
The problem of pigmentation in crossbred sheep Wool and Woollens of India 9:29-31, 1972.
1971 Singh, L.B., Singh, O.N. :
Inheritance of colour in Chokla and crossbred sheep Indian Veterinary Journal 48:260-266, 1971. Pubmed reference: 5103625.
1970 Adalsteinsson, S. :
Colour inheritance in Icelandic sheep and relationship between colour, fertility and fertilisation Journal of Agricultural Research in Iceland 2:3-135, 1970.
1969 Brooker, M.G., Dolling, C.H.S. :
Pigmentation of sheep. II. The inheritance of colour patterns in black Merinos Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 20:387-394, 1969.
1965 Hayman, R.H., Cooper, D.W. :
The frequency of pigmented sheep in the Australian Merino Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding 12:81-85, 1965.
Kotov, M.I. :
[The possibility of combining the Sur colour variety with curl quality] Ovtsevodstvo 11:11-14, 1965.
Tavitova, E.A. :
[The classification of pink Karakuls] Ovcevodstvo 11:37-38, 1965.
1964 Berge, S. :
[Genetics of colour in sheep] Meldinger fra Norges Landbrukshogskole 43:32 only, 1964.
Hayman, R.H., Cooper, D.W. :
The inheritance of black pigmentation in a family of inbred Peppin Merinos Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 15:453-460, 1964.
Ziljakova, V.S. :
[Methods of creating a flock of Karakuls of the Sur colour variety] Ovcevodstvo 10:17-20, 1964.
Ziljakova, V.S. :
[The quality of Sur and black Karakuls produced by various methods and by dams on various levels of nutrition during pregnancy] Vestnik Sel'skokhozyaistvennoi Nauki, Alma-Ata, 1964 :54-60, 1964.
1962 Body, E.M., Meager, J., Pennefather, H.F., Simpson, G.K. :
Black or brown spots on Merinos: are they important? Pastoral Review 72:621-632, 1962.
Kim, E.A. :
[The inheritance of colour in Surkhan-Darjin Surs] Ovcevodstvo 8:19-20, 1962.
Lauvergne, J.J. :
Evolution of gene frequency in the Bluefaced Maine breed of sheep Annales de Biologie Animale, Biochimie et Biophysique 2:119-127, 1962.
1960 Adalsteinsson, S. :
[Inheritance of coat colour in sheep] Freyr :23-24, 1960.
1952 Hardy, M.H., Fraser. A.S., Short, B.F. :
Pigment spread in sheep autographs Nature 170:849 only, 1952.
1950 Parnell, I.W. :
Face colour in Blackface sheep Scottish Journal of Agriculture 29:194-198, 1950.
1947 Terrill, C.E. :
Colour on the legs of sheep Journal of Heredity 38:89-92, 1947.
1942 Kelley, R.B., Shaw, H.E.B. :
Note on the occurrence and inheritance of pigmented wool Journal of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research 15:1-3, 1942.
1927 Nichols, J.E. :
On the occurrence of dark fibres in the Suffolk fleece with particular reference to the birth coat of the lamb Journal of the Textile Institute 18:T395-T413, 1927.
1924 Dry, F.W. :
The genetics of the Wensleydale breed of sheep. I. The occurrence of black lambs: an examination of flock records Journal of Genetics 14:203-218, 1924.

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