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Table 1 Plumage, geographic origin and MC1R sequence of the studied feral pigeons

From: Color differences among feral pigeons (Columba livia) are not attributable to sequence variation in the coding region of the melanocortin-1 receptor gene (MC1R)

Individual bird identification Color Geographic origina MC1R polymorphic sites and their positionsb, c
    *** *******
    111112233588
    012494524024
    356192333993
Consensus    GCCGCCGCGGTT
G8 White P ........A...
G6 P ............
JJ P ............
B04 Blue bar P ............
B15 P ............
J18 P ............
JF17 P ......R.....
S9 (wild type) S A..A.G.A....
p1 S ............
L167 S .TG.........
J17 Spread P ............
V15 P ............
V24 P ......R.....
O18 P ........R...
S3 S ............
S4 S ..G.A.......
S5 (melanic) S ............
S6 S ............
S7 S ..........A.
l20 S ...........C
l30 S ......A..A..
l35 S ......A.....
V4 Ash-red P ............
V5 P ............
V17 P ............
  1. a: geographic origin indicated as “P” for Paris, France, and “S” for Saratov, Russia.
  2. b: the chicken MC1R sequence was used as a reference for the position of the polymorphic nucleotides.
  3. c: the IUPAC ambiguity code was used to indicate cases where the sequenced individuals were heterozygous.
  4. * indicates a non-synonymous change.