Cat Genetics

The genes that control coat, colour and pattern in cats are now being identified and studied. This has been made possible by the mapping of the feline genome, along with the genes that control diseases and structural abnormalities.

The resulting information, as it becomes available, allows breeders and others interested in the subject plan what colours will result from a particular mating. In addition, it is now possible to learn more about how diseases and abnormalities can be deselected or eliminated before they become an integral part of a breed.

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