GEPHE SUMMARY Print
Gephebase Gene
Entry Status
Published
GepheID
GP00000594
Main curator
Martin
PHENOTYPIC CHANGE
Trait Category
Trait State in Taxon A
Peromyscus polionotus
Trait State in Taxon B
Peromyscus polionotus
Ancestral State
Data not curated
Taxonomic Status
Taxon A
Common Name
oldfield mouse
Synonyms
oldfield mouse
Rank
species
Lineage
Show more ... eostomi; Sarcopterygii; Dipnotetrapodomorpha; Tetrapoda; Amniota; Mammalia; Theria; Eutheria; Boreoeutheria; Euarchontoglires; Glires; Rodentia; Myomorpha; Muroidea; Cricetidae; Neotominae; Peromyscus
NCBI Taxonomy ID
is Taxon A an Infraspecies?
No
Taxon B
Common Name
oldfield mouse
Synonyms
oldfield mouse
Rank
species
Lineage
Show more ... eostomi; Sarcopterygii; Dipnotetrapodomorpha; Tetrapoda; Amniota; Mammalia; Theria; Eutheria; Boreoeutheria; Euarchontoglires; Glires; Rodentia; Myomorpha; Muroidea; Cricetidae; Neotominae; Peromyscus
NCBI Taxonomy ID
is Taxon B an Infraspecies?
No
GENOTYPIC CHANGE
Generic Gene Name
MC1R
Synonyms
CMM5; MSH-R; SHEP2; MSHR
Sequence Similarities
Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family.
UniProtKB
Homo sapiens
GenebankID or UniProtKB
Presumptive Null
No
Molecular Type
Aberration Type
SNP
SNP Coding Change
Nonsynonymous
Molecular Details of the Mutation
R65C
Experimental Evidence
Taxon A Taxon B Position
Codon - - -
Amino-acid - - -
Authors
Hoekstra HE; Hirschmann RJ; Bundey RA; Insel PA; Crossland JP
Abstract
Natural populations of beach mice exhibit a characteristic color pattern, relative to their mainland conspecifics, driven by natural selection for crypsis. We identified a derived, charge-changing amino acid mutation in the melanocortin-1 receptor (Mc1r) in beach mice, which decreases receptor function. In genetic crosses, allelic variation at Mc1r explains 9.8% to 36.4% of the variation in seven pigmentation traits determining color pattern. The derived Mc1r allele is present in Florida's Gulf Coast beach mice but not in Atlantic coast mice with similar light coloration, suggesting that different molecular mechanisms are responsible for convergent phenotypic evolution. Here, we link a single mutation in the coding region of a pigmentation gene to adaptive quantitative variation in the wild.
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