Sunday, 23 September 2012

NEWSLINK: More on tabby cat genetics

How the tabby cat earned its stripes
Minneapolis Star Tribune
This undated photo made available by Science magazine shows tabby cats with the mackerel pattern, top row, and blotched pattern, bottom row. Scientists say they've found the gene that sets the common tabby pattern - stripes or blotches. Cats with ...

Scientists identify gene crucial in cat stripes
Horsetalk
Clearly, not all cats are patterned. In particular, some big adult cats like African lions and mountain lions are distinctive for their lack of color variation even though their cubs are striped. Furthermore, Taqpep mutations are surprisingly common in ...

How do cats earn their stripes? It's all in the DNA, as scientists find ...
The recently-found gene is one of several that collaborate to create the distinctive design of a cat's coat, and it's the first of the pattern genes to be identified.

How the Tabby Cat Got Its Stripes
Slate Magazine (blog)
Scientists have solved an age-old mouser mystery—why there are stripes on a domestic tabby cat—and discovered yet another connection between Mittens and her wild cousins. Studying the genomes of two groups of tabbies, one with the vertically striped ...


Mystery behind cats, zebra stripes to be solved?
Newstrack India
London, Sep 21 (IANS) With the help of a newly-discovered animal gene, the US scientists appear to be closer to unravel the mystery behind origin of cats' stripes. The gene may explain how the common housecat comes to have a blotchy or stripey tabby ...
Mystery behind cats, zebra stripes to be solved?
Khaleej Times
The recently-found gene is one of several that collaborate to create the distinctive design of a cat's coat, and it's the first of the pattern genes to be identified, Daily Mail reported. The discovery could also solve the mystery about fur markings on ...

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