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A single point-mutation within the melanophilin gene causes the lavender plumage colour dilution phenotype in the chicken

Mohsen Vaez, Sarah A Follett, Bertrand Bed'hom, David Gourichon, Michèle Tixier-Boichard and Terry Burke*

BMC Genetics 2008, 9:7  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-9-7