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genetics are sufficient to explain the clear cut differentiation but more
difficult to reconcile with the quantitive differences between cats in which a
number of graduations occur between two extremities, e.g. height, weight,
intelligence, fertility, etc. Nevertheless it has been shown that the
inheritance of quantitive characters can be accounted for in Mendelian terms
because of the continuous variation of these characters due to the joint action
of many genes; each making a small contribution to the total effect. Various
methods have been involved for the study of such quantitive characters and some
of these will be outlined later.