Non-synonymous SNPs in MC1R gene are associated with the extended black variant in domestic ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).

Abstract

In this study, we performed a sequence characterization of the duck melanocortin 1 receptor (alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone receptor) (MC1R) gene to analyze the relationship between MC1R polymorphism and the extended black variant in domestic ducks based on the extended black (E) and non-extended black (e(+) ) allele hypothesis of the duck MC1R gene. Both c.52G>A and c.376G>A substitutions are highly associated with the duck extended black variant (P < 0.01), but the novel c.52G>A substitution is more of a fit for the allele hypothesis of the duck MC1R gene.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2012.02377.x

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@article{Yu2013NonsynonymousSI, title={Non-synonymous SNPs in MC1R gene are associated with the extended black variant in domestic ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).}, author={Wenhua Yu and Cui Wang and Qingwu Xin and Shijun Li and Yanping Feng and Xiuli Peng and Yanzhang Gong}, journal={Animal genetics}, year={2013}, volume={44 2}, pages={214-6} }