The Mendelian inheritance of rare flesh and shell colour variants in the black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera).

@article{Ky2016TheMI,
  title={The Mendelian inheritance of rare flesh and shell colour variants in the black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera).},
  author={Chin-Long Ky and Seiji Nakasai and Steve Pommier and Manaarii Sham Koua and Dominique Devaux},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={
          610-4
        }
}
Pinctada margaritifera is French Polynesia's most economically important aquaculture species. This pearl oyster has the specific ability to produce cultured pearls with a very wide range of colours, depending on the colour phenotypes of donor oysters used. Its aquaculture is still based on natural spat collection from wild stocks. We investigated three rare colour variants of P. margaritifera - orange flesh, and red and white shell colour phenotypes - in comparison with the wild-type black… CONTINUE READING
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