Albinism in the American mink (Neovison vison) is associated with a tyrosinase nonsense mutation.


Albino phenotypes are documented in various species including the American mink. In other species the albino phenotypes are associated with tyrosinase (TYR) gene mutations; therefore TYR was considered the candidate gene for albinism in mink. Four microsatellite markers were chosen in the predicted region of the TYR gene. Genotypes at the markers Mvi6025… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2008.01788.x


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