OMIA:000374-59729 : Feather colour, extended black in Taeniopygia guttata (zebra finch)

In other species: Mallard , Coscoroba swan , black swan , rock pigeon , helmeted guineafowl , chicken , king penguin , Arctic skua , pomarine skua , brown booby , red-footed booby , Lesser snow goose , Bananaquit , gyrfalcon , ruff , Chestnut-bellied monarch , Eleonora's falcon

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 266300 (trait) , 155555 (gene)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Molecular basis: After allowing for population structure, Hoffman et al. (2014) "found no association between MC1R polymorphism and plumage coloration" in this species.

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. (2014). OMIA:000374-59729: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2014 Hoffman, J.I., Krause, E.T., Lehmann, K., Kr├╝ger, O. :
MC1R Genotype and Plumage Colouration in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata): Population Structure Generates Artefactual Associations. PLoS One 9:e86519, 2014. Pubmed reference: 24489736. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086519.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 08 Feb 2014