Articles | Volume 66, issue 1
Original study
22 Mar 2023
Original study |  | 22 Mar 2023

Association analysis of melanophilin (MLPH) gene expression and polymorphism with plumage color in quail

Zhiwen Yuan, Xiaohui Zhang, Youzhi Pang, Yanxia Qi, Qiankun Wang, Yunqi Hu, Yiwei Zhao, Shiwei Ren, and Linke Huo

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Cited articles

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Short summary
The results of this study found that a mutation site of the MLPH gene was associated with the white-feather phenotype of quail, which provided a theoretical basis for the study of quail feather color change and quail reproduction.