OMIA 000374-54059 : Feather colour, extended black in Stercorarius parasiticus

In other species: chicken , red-footed booby , black swan , Coscoroba swan , Bananaquit , helmeted guineafowl , gyrfalcon , Lesser snow goose , , brown booby , zebra finch , ruff , rock pigeon

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 266300 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2004

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
MC1R Stercorarius parasiticus - no genomic information (-..-) MC1R Ensembl


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.
2013 Janssen, K., Mundy, N.I. :
Molecular population genetics of the melanic plumage polymorphism in Arctic skuas (Stercorarius parasiticus): evidence for divergent selection on plumage colour. Mol Ecol 22:4634-43, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23980902. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12428.
2005 Mundy, N.I. :
A window on the genetics of evolution: MC1R and plumage colouration in birds. Proc Biol Sci 272:1633-40, 2005. Pubmed reference: 16087416. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3107.
2004 Mundy, N.I., Badcock, N.S., Hart, T., Scribner, K., Janssen, K., Nadeau, N.J. :
Conserved genetic basis of a quantitative plumage trait involved in mate choice. Science 303:1870-3, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15031505. DOI: 10.1126/science.1093834.

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