OMIA:001494-9103 : Feather colour, bronze in Meleagris gallopavo (turkey)

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 155555 (gene) , 266300 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2010

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
MC1R melanocortin 1 receptor (alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone receptor) Meleagris gallopavo 13 NC_015023.2 (17644786..17648112) MC1R Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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WARNING! Inclusion of a variant in this table does not automatically mean that it should be used for DNA testing. Anyone contemplating the use of any of these variants for DNA testing should examine critically the relevant evidence (especially in breeds other than the breed in which the variant was first described). If it is decided to proceed, the location and orientation of the variant sequence should be checked very carefully.

Since October 2021, OMIA includes a semiautomated lift-over pipeline to facilitate updates of genomic positions to a recent reference genome position. These changes to genomic positions are not always reflected in the ‘acknowledgements’ or ‘verbal description’ fields in this table.

OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
18 Feather colour, dominant black MC1R missense Naturally occurring variant c.364A>T p.(I122F) 2010 20634512
19 Feather colour, black-wing bronze MC1R missense Naturally occurring variant c.887C>T p.(A296V) 2010 20634512
328 Bronze feathers MC1R nonsense (stop-gain) Naturally occurring variant c.96G>A 2010 20634512

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:001494-9103: 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.

2010 Vidal, O., Vinas, J., Pla, C. :
Variability of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene explains the segregation of the bronze locus in turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Poult Sci 89:1599-602, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20634512. DOI: 10.3382/ps.2010-00726.
1972 Olsen, MW., Buss, EG. :
Segregation of two alleles for color of down in parthenogenetic and normal turkey embryos and poults. Genetics 72:69-75, 1972. Pubmed reference: 5512366.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 21 Jul 2010
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