Colourpoint (point/mink/sépia)

The colour variant colourpoint determines if a cat is carrier of a form of partial albinism....plus
Disease
The Tyrosinase (TYR) gene produces an enzyme that is required for melanin production. The wild type allele C is dominant and causes full pigmentation, two mutations in TYR have been associated with temperature-sensitive pigment production that results in colors known as Burmese and Siamese. The wild type phenotype is full color. The Burmese phenotype, which is the mildest form of albinism, is characterized by a normal pigmentation of the extremities and a slight shading of normal body colour. The eyes are yellow-gray or yellow-green. The Siamese phenotype reduces pigment production to the points and the eyes are blue. The wild type (C) allele is dominant to Burmese (cb). Burmese is incompletely dominant to Siamese (cs); Burmese and Siamese heterozygotes (cb/cs) are intermediate in color (mink).These tests identify carriers of Burmese (also called sepia) and Siamese pointed coloration.
Breed
Abyssin, American Curl Longhair, American Curl Shorthair, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Anatoli, Angora turc, autre / inconnu, Balinais, Bleu russe, Bobtail américain longhair, Bobtail américain shorthair, Bobtail des Kouriles, Bobtail japonais longhair, Bobtail japonais shorthair, Bombay, Brazilian shorthair, British longhair, British shorthair, Burmese, Burmilla, Ceylan, Chartreux, Chat australien, Chausie, Cornish Rex, Cymric, Devon Rex, Donskoy, European shorthair, Exotic Shorthair, Foldex, German Rex, Javanais, Kanaani, Kartäuser, Korat, LaPerm Longhair, LaPerm Shorthair, Maine Coon, Manx, Mau arabe, Mau égyptien, Munchkin, Nebelung, Neva Masquerade, Norvégien, Ocicat, Ojos Azules, Oriental longhair, Oriental shorthair, Persan, Peterbald, Pixie-bob Longhair, Pixie-bob Shorthair, Ragdoll, Sacré de Birmanie (Birman), Savannah, Scottish Fold Longhair, Scottish Fold Shorthair, Selkirk Rex Longhair, Selkirk Rex Shorthair, Serengeti, Siamois, Sibérien, Singapura, Snowshoe, Sokoké, Somali, Sphynx, Thaï, Tonkinois, Toyger, Turkish Van, Ural Rex
Test duration
3-5 days
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