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Table 1 Genotypes of the novel MC1R 6 bp composite deletion (c.[124G>A;125_130del6] or Δ6J) in rabbits of different breeds

From: A composite six bp in-frame deletion in the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene is associated with the Japanese brindling coat colour in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Breed (no. of animals) Coat colour (no. of animals)1 Genotypes2,3
   181/181 181/187 187/187
Alaska (7) self black - - 7
Angora (1) albino-white 1 - -
Belgian Hare (3) reddish laced with black - - 3
Blanc de Hotot (3) white with black markings - - 3
Blue Vienna (39) dark blue - - 39
Burgundy Fawn (15) fawn - - 15
Bristle White (3) bristle white - - 3
Californian (43) white with black markings - - 43
Champagne d'Argent (39) silver as surface colour and dark blue as under-colour - - 39
Checkered Giant (29) white with black markings - 2 27
Checkered Small (7) white with black (6) or blue (1) markings - - 7
Coloured Dwarf (5) bristle white (2), hare-grey (1), Havana (1), chinchilla (1) - - 5
Dutch (17) with black markings (9*), tricolour (8**)4 8** - 9*
Ermine (1) white with blue eyes - - 1
Fairy Marburg (1) grey-light blue - - 1
Fairy Pearly (3) pearling grey - - 3
Giant Chinchilla (21) chinchilla - - 21
Giant Grey (12) wild-grey - 1 11
Giant White (7) white albino - - 7
Havana (2) dark brown - - 2
Japanase (32) Japanese brindling 32 - -
Lop (8) wild-grey (7); with Madagascar markings (1) - - 8
Lop Dwarf (3) wild-grey (2); self black (1) - - 3
Mini Silver (4) black with silvering - - 4
New Zealand White (33) white-albino - - 33
Rex (1) black dalmatian - - 1
Rhinelander (11) white with black and yellow markings (tricolour) 11 - -
Silver (10) black with silvering - - 10
Tan (2) black fire - - 2
Thuringian (3) shaded yellow/brown - - 3
White Vienna (6) white-blue eyes - - 6
Total (371)   52 3 316
  1. 1 When rabbits with different coat colours were sampled in a breed, the corresponding number of analysed animals is reported.
  2. 2 The genotypes are indicated according to the obtained amplified fragments in bp: 181 = fragment with the 6 bp composite deletion (c.[124A;125_130del6] allele indicated also as Δ6J); 187 = normal fragment, that could be derived from the E, e and EDr ES alleles. The number of animals with the three genotypes is reported.
  3. 3 These animals have been genotyped for the c.280_285del6 and c.304_333del30 deletions of the MC1R gene [35] and for the c.5_6insA deletion in the ASIP gene causing the black nonagouti coat colour [45].
  4. 4 For the Dutch breed, asterisks (* or **) have been included to link their coat colour description to the genotyping results.