Mutations of an arylalkylamine-N-acetyltransferase, Bm-iAANAT, are responsible for silkworm melanism mutant.

@article{Dai2010MutationsOA,
  title={Mutations of an arylalkylamine-N-acetyltransferase, Bm-iAANAT, are responsible for silkworm melanism mutant.},
  author={Fangyin Dai and Liang Qiao and Xiao-ling Tong and Cun Cao and Peng Chen and Jun Chen and Cheng Lu and Zhonghuai Xiang},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={285 25},
  pages={19553-60}
}
Coloration is one of the most variable characters in animals and provides rich material for studying the developmental genetic basis of pigment patterns. In the silkworm, more than 100 gene mutation systems are related to aberrant color patterns. The melanism (mln) is a rare body color mutant that exhibits an easily distinguishable phenotype in both larval… CONTINUE READING