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Research Notes:  If McGonagle/McGonagle/Shelton can claim ownership to the Silver/Smoke article based on the fact it was written by Roy Robinson whose book they have updated and republished, can they also claim that they own the copyright to any of Patricia Turner's work based on the fact that they own a copyright on one piece of work she published?  Also, from an information point of view, how can the presentation of problems be made more appealing visually?  Should additional informational links be provided to help the student come up with the correct answer or should those only be in the original text and in the solutions?  Can any of this be made into a game?  Could Java applets assist -- how?

College of Cat Genetics: Seminar 1
by Patricia Turner

Problems

The following problems are based on information contained in Study Unit #3 published in the July/August issue of Cat World.
 

  1. What is meant by the genotype of a cat and how can this differ from its phenotype?

  2.  
  3. If a Blue cat is mated to a homozygous Black cat, will the kittens be all black, or 50% black and 50% blue?

  4.  
  5. What colour gene (present in either a double or a single dose) do the following cats have in common:

  6. Brown Burmese; Seal Point Siamese; Brown Tabby; Chinchilla?

 

Solutions