OMIA:000374-8996 : Feather colour, extended black in Numida meleagris (helmeted guineafowl)

In other species: Mallard , Coscoroba swan , black swan , rock pigeon , chicken , king penguin , Arctic skua , pomarine skua , brown booby , red-footed booby , zebra finch , 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: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2010

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
MC1R Numida meleagris 10 NC_034418.1 (18643914..18649130) MC1R Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2012). OMIA:000374-8996: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2010 Vidal, O., Araguas, RM., Fernandez, R., Heras, S., Sanz, N., Pla, C. :
Melanism in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) is associated with a deletion of Phenylalanine-256 in the MC1R gene. Anim Genet 41:656-658, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20477788. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02056.x.

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