Felis catus (n=18 + X + Y) The domestic cat is coming more into its own of recent years as a laboratory animal and it is hoped that greater attention will be paid to the more formal aspects of the species’ genetics. About 20 mutant genes have been described but few of these have featured in studies on their possible linkage relationships. A detailed account of these mutants and of the animal’s genetics may be found in Robinson (1959, 1971).
KeywordsCoat Colour Chiasma Frequency Independent Assortment Laboratory Mammal Hair Texture
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Awa, A., Sasaki, M. and Takayama, S. (1959). An in vitro study of the chromosomes in several mammals. Jap. J. Zool., 12, 257–265.Google Scholar
- BIGGERS, J. D. and McFEELY, R. A. (1966). Intersexuality in domestic animals. Advanc. Reprod. Physiol., 1, 29–59.Google Scholar
- KEELER, C. E. and COBB, V. (1936). Siamese-Persian cats. J. Hered., 27, 339–340.Google Scholar
- KOLLER, P. C. (1941). The genetical and mechanical properties of the sex chromosomes. VIII. The cat (Felis domestica). Proc. Roy. Soc. Edin, B., 61, 78–94.Google Scholar
- KOMAI, T. (1952). On the origin of the tortoiseshell male cat — a correction. Proc. Jap. Acad., 28, 150455.Google Scholar
- MATTHEY, R. (1934). La formule chromosomiale du chat domestique. C.R.Soc. Biol, Paris, 117, 435–436.Google Scholar
- MINOUCHI, O. (1928). On the chromosomes of the cat. Proc. Imp. Acad. Tokyo, 4, 128–130.Google Scholar
- ROBINSON, R. (1959). Genetics of the domestic cat. Bibliogr. Genet., 18, 273–362.Google Scholar
- ROBINSON, R. (1971). Genetics for cat breeders. Oxford: Pergamon Press.Google Scholar
- SMITH, H. A. and JONES, T. C. (1966). Veterinary pathology, London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cassell.Google Scholar