Web lethal

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Web lethal
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Locus wl locus
Genetic symbol wl
Common name Web lethal
Inheritance Sex-linked recessive
Mutation type Morphological
Description Webbing between toes, typically lethal before hatching.

Web lethal (symbol wl) is a recessive morphological mutation located at the wl locus.


Homozygous (wl//wl) and hemizygous (wl//•) web lethal pigeons typically die before hatching, and the dead-in-shell baby will have webbed toes. This mutation is unrelated to the mutation at the w locus that can cause a similar webbed foot phenotype.


See also

Web foot - a similar webbed toe phenotype.