OMIA 000374-59729 : Feather colour, extended black in Taeniopygia guttata

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

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

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.


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