Genetic mapping of the female mimic morph locus in the ruff

Lindsay L Farrell, Terry Burke, Jon Slate, Susan B McRae, David B Lank

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Abstract

Ruffs (Aves: Philomachus pugnax) possess a genetic polymorphism for male mating behaviour resulting in three permanent alternative male reproductive morphs: (i) territorial 'Independents', (ii) non-territorial 'Satellites', and (iii) female-mimicking 'Faeders'. Development into independent or satellite morphs has previously been shown to be due to a single-locus, two-allele autosomal Mendelian mode of inheritance at the Satellite locus. Here, we use linkage analysis to map the chromosomal location of the Faeder locus, which controls development into the Faeder morph, and draw further conclusions about candidate genes, assuming shared synteny with other birds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109
JournalBMC Genetics
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2013

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