OMIA 001927-8932 : Lace feathering in Columba livia
Mendelian trait/disorder: yes Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Incompletely Dominant Considered a defect: no Key variant known: no Species-specific name: Also known as silky plumage Species-specific description: As noted by Feng et al. (2014), this trait is very different from silky feathering in chickens (OMIA 000913-9031): "The structure of the silky plumage (also named lace-feathering locus) in domestic pigeons (e.g. Silky Fantail) and Ring-neck Doves is completely different with the silky-feather in chicken [Cole and Hollander (1939)]. The silky pigeons have hooklets on the barbules, and the hooklets are abnormally thickened [Miller, 1956]. Moreover, the barbules are weak and their elasticity is poor. The lace-feathering locus is controlled by an autosomal gene with incomplete dominance [Cole and Hollander (1939)], [Miller, 1956]." Breed: Silky fantail.
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.
|2014||Feng, C., Gao, Y., Dorshorst, B., Song, C., Gu, X., Li, Q., Li, J., Liu, T., Rubin, C.J., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Fei, J., Li, H., Chen, K., Qu, H., Shu, D., Ashwell, C., Da, Y., Andersson, L., Hu, X., Li, N. :|
|A cis-Regulatory Mutation of PDSS2 Causes Silky-Feather in Chickens. PLoS Genet 10:e1004576, 2014. Pubmed reference: 25166907. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004576.|
|1956||Miller, W.J. :|
|Silky plumage in the ring neck dove. Journal of Heredity 47:37–40, 1956.|
|1939||Cole, L.J. , Hollander, W.F. :|
|The inheritance of silky plumage in the domestic pigeon. Journal of Heredity 30:197–201, 1939.|
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