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The lavender plumage colour in Japanese quail is associated with a complex mutation in the region of MLPH that is related to differences in growth, feed consumption and body temperature

Bertrand Bed’hom1, Mohsen Vaez25, Jean-Luc Coville1, David Gourichon3, Olivier Chastel4, Sarah Follett2, Terry Burke2 and Francis Minvielle16*

Author Affiliations

1 UMR 1313 INRA/AgroParisTech, Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative GABI, 78352 Jouy-en-Josas, France

2 Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK

3 UE 1295 INRA, Pôle d’Expérimentation Animale de Tours PEAT, 37380, Nouzilly, France

4 UPR 1934 CNRS, Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé CEBC, 79360, Beauvoir sur Niort, France

5 Present address: Division of Genetics, Department of Biology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

6 INRA-GABI, bat 211, Centre de Recherches de Jouy, 78352 Jouy-en-Josas, France

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:442  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-442

Published: 31 August 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Table S1. List and sequence of primers used during the study. Table S2: Sequence at breakpoints for the three chromosomal changes. Table S3: Sequences containing breakpoints uploaded in GenBank database.

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Additional file 2:

Figure S1. Results of the confirmation PCR for lavender breakpoints R1, R2, both R1 and R2, and R3 with band visualization after gel electrophoresis. PCR containing both R1 and R2 breakpoints was performed using primers R2_F and R1_R (see Additional file 1: Table S1). PCR are working on all lavender samples (lav) and not on wild-type samples (wt).

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