Human eye color genetics

John R. Jungck jungck at BELOIT.EDU
Thu Jan 18 18:41:11 EST 1996


Dear Jim,

Go to the WWW page on OMIM (on-line Mendelian Inheritance in Man) at Johns
Hopkins.  It has information on every Mendelian locus that has been
reported and gives references to the primary literature.

Good luck,

John

>A high school teacher called me the other day and asked about the 
>genetics of eye color, particularly because one of his students has 
>one brown and one hazel eye.  
>
>  I recall Tommy Smothers was like that, and I had a dog like that.  
>I know eye color transmission in humans is sort of Mendelian, but not 
>quite,  and I cannot remember the details.  I looked through the 
>indexes of the 10 or so genetics texts (I teach genetics) in my 
>office.  Not one of them talks about the transmission of eye color in 
>humans!!
>
>Can anyone direct me to a reference (it doesn't have to be a primary
>reference) that would explain eye color genetics  in general and
>explains how individuals can have two different colored eyes?
>
>Thanks in advance,  Jim Garey
>
>
>_____________________________________
>Dr. James R. Garey
>Department of Biological Sciences
>Duquesne University
>Pittsburgh, PA 15282
>
>412-396-6322 (voice)
>412-396-5907 (fax)
>garey at next.duq.edu

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