Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dog and Cat Genetics">Why Obama's Dog Has Curly Hair

ScienceDaily (2009-08-28) -- Researchers used data from Portuguese water dogs -- the breed of President Barack Obama's dog Bo -- to help find a gene that gives some dogs curly hair and others long, wavy hair. Variations in only three genes account for the seven major types of coat seen in purebred dogs. ... >">read full article

Scientists have studied the cat genome and have come to conclusions about how wild cats became domesticated.