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Table 3 Association between MC1R genotype and black pigmentation in guppies obtained from aquarium shops

From: The MC1R gene in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata): Genotypic and phenotypic polymorphisms

(1) Body blackness     
MC1R No. of males No. of females
Genotype Grayish Yellowish Grayish Yellowish
+/+ 8 3 11 3
+/Del 3 14 4 7
Del/Del 1 7 1 5
(2) Black traits     
MC1R No. of males No. of females
Genotype Black None Black None
+/+ 8 3 8 5
+/Del 4 13 4 7
Del/Del 2 6 1 5
  1. (1) For body blackness, "Grayish" guppies have black pigmentation and "Yellowish" guppies have no black pigmentation. (2) For black traits, "Black" and "None" indicate the presence and absence of black spots and lines, respectively.