The Alpaca Melanocortin 1 Receptor: Gene Mutations, Transcripts, and Relative Levels of Expression in Ventral Skin Biopsies
Gene expression of MC1R mRNA in white, brown, and black alpaca. (a) Relative expression of MC1R transcripts was measured using RT-PCR methodology and normalized against the reference gene GAPDH. Data are shown as the mean ± SE () (). The distinct capital letters above the bars indicate a statistical significance among white and color morphs. (b) An ethidium bromide stained gel of MC1R and GAPDH amplicons.