Coastal Carpet Pythons
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AXANTHIC GENETICS UPDATE:
The Axanthic mutation in Coastal Carpet Pythons is RAD Reptiles’ flagship mutation project. At first, this mutation was thought to be a simple recessive trait and we have been (and the reptile hobby) operating under that premise for years. However; after conversations with several other breeders and after witnessing the results of several Axanthic x Normal pairings, RAD Reptiles will be identifying the Axanthic mutation as an Incomplete Dominant mutation. It is blatantly obvious that Heterozygous offspring from a Homozygous Axanthic x non-Axanthic pairing are phenotypically hypoxanthic to varying degrees. The FACT that animals with only one copy of the Axanthic mutation express any level of hypoxanthism provides clear evidence of an Incomplete Dominant mutation.
RAD Reptiles will begin to use new terminology that not only reflects this evidence, but is comparable to terminology used for other incomplete dominant mutations. Moving forward, pythons with only one copy of the Axanthic gene (heterozygous) will be referred to as Axanthic. Pythons with two copies of the Axanthic gene (homozygous) will be referred to as Super Axanthic.
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