Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dog and Cat Genetics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090827141336.htm">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. ... > http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090827141336.htm">read full article

Scientists have studied the cat genome and have come to conclusions about how wild cats became domesticated.
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/11/genes-turned-wildcats-kitty-cats