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College of Cat Genetics: Part 5
by Patricia Turner


The following questions are based on information contained in Study Unit #4.

  1. At the Albino locus only three genes have yet been established in cats.  These genes are Full colour (symbolized as C), Burmese (symbolized as cb) and Siamese (symbolized as cs).  Burmese is partially dominant to Siamese.  What is the genotype of the heterozygote for Burmese and Siamese and how can its appearance be described?

  3. Why would the kittens resulting from matings between Burmese and Siamese be of indeterminate type?