Web foot

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Web foot
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A pigeon with webbed toes due to the web foot mutation (w//w).
Locus w locus
Genetic symbol w
Common name Web foot
Inheritance Autosomal recessive
Mutation type Morphological
Description Webbing between toes.


Web foot (symbol w) is a recessive morphological mutation located at the w locus.

Description

Homozygous web foot (w//w) pigeons have webbed toes. This mutation is unrelated to the lethal mutation at the wl locus that can cause a similar webbed foot phenotype.

Inheritance

Web foot is an autosomal recessive mutation. This means that both parents need to carry the mutant gene for it to express in the next generation. As a recessive mutation, it is possible for this trait to be carried by a bird who does not visually express it.

History

See also

Web lethal - a similar webbed toe phenotype.