Genetics 101

Part of being a good breeder is understanding the genetics involved with producing our wonderful cats.  I would like to share the information I have gained over the years with other breeders, old and new, so that they can benefit from all the knowledge that exists.  Genetics 101 is a section that will continue to change as I document what I know and understand about this area so check back here periodically if you are interested in expanding your knowledge in this area.

  1. General Genetics
  2. Genetic Science Learning Center
  3. Mammalian Melanism: Natural Selection in Black and White
  4. How The Leopard Gets Its Spots
  5. Links to a series of genetics articles
  6. The Coat Colors of Mice
  7. Brother Gregory Investigates   fun site on Mendelian Genetics
  8. Feline Genetics
  9. College of Cat Genetics 
  10. Main Genes of the Cat
  11. Simple Genetics for Cat Judges and Breeders
  12. Tufts' Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference
  13. Cat World Australia Genetics Links:
  14. Molecular Genetics and Evolution of Melanism in the Cat Family
    Applied Genetics, a Genetic Discussion, as it Relates to the Burmilla
    Hereditary Deafness in Dogs and Cats: Causes, Prevalence and Current Research
    Free Phenotype Predictor and Feline Genetics Primer
    Genetic Identification of Wild and Domestic Cats
    Population Genetics of Cat Populations from Mexico, Columbia, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic: Identification of Different Gene Pools in Latin America
    Cat Genetic Profiles in Catalonia, Spain
    Genetic Diversity and Introgression in the Scottish Wildcat
    Genetic Relationships among Some New Cat Populations Sampled in Europe: A Spatial Autocorrelation Analysis
  15. Genetics Course Notes
  16. Biology Online Tutorials
  17. Introduction to Population Genetics I
  18. Introduction to Population Genetics II
  19. Advanced Topics
  20. Population Genetics by Knud Christensen
  21. Population Genetic Perspectives on the Evolution of Recombination
  22. The Heritability of Malocclusion Part 1: Genetics, Principles and Terminology
  23. Uncovering Cryptic Genetic Variation
    A Global View of Epistasis
    Genomic Microsatellites as Evolutionary Chronometers: A Test in Wild Cats
    The Relationship Between Maximum Jumping Performance and Hind Limb Morphology in Domestic Cats
    Chi Square Tutorial includes calculator
    Molecular Genetics Primer
    Genes and Diseases
    Bayesian Analysis of Population-Genetic Mixture and Admixture based on genetic data from Scottish Wild Cat
  24. Large Cats
  25. Genetic Variation in Leopards
    Genomic Ancestry of the American Puma
    Namibian Cheetah: Life History and Population Modeling
    Phylogeography and Genetic Ancestry of Tigers
    Epidemiology, Genetic Diversity, & Evolution of Endemic FIV in Wild Cougars
    Phylogeography, Population History and Conservation Genetics of Jaguars
  26. Other
  27. Selecting New Breeding Stock
    Feral Cats in Portsmouth Dockyards -- several papers related to behavior

    Russian Blue breeders Greater Toronto Area GTA, Ontario, Canada