Blue eyes

A genetic variant of the PAX3 gene causes blue eyes in Maine Coon cats and is associated with... more
Disease
A genetic variant of the PAX3 gene causes blue eyes in Maine Coon cats. The dominant factor not only influences the iris pigmentation, but is also associated with unilateral or bilateral deafness and minimal white spotting, that is not caused by the known variants responsible for white spotting.
Breed
Maine Coon
Heredity
autosomal dominant with complete penetrance for blue-eyedness and incomplete penetrance for deafness
Test duration
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
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