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Agouti gene

The Agouti gene is responsible for determining whether a mammal coat color is banded agouti coat color or a solid non-agouti coat color.[1]

Dog coat color genetics have found the agouti gene to be associated with various dog coat colors, including sable and black-and-tan.[2] In horses, the Agouti gene produces the color known as bay.

The Agouti gene gives mice characteristic pale coats and tendencies towards obesity.

See also

  • Agouti signalling peptide


  1. Mouse Genetics - Lee Silver
  2. Dog Coat Color Genetics, December 27, 2008, Sheila Schmutz


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