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Tortoiseshell cat

Tortoiseshell cat

Z934/0540

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22.8 MB (4.5 MB compressed)

2304 x 3456 pixels

19.6 x 29.2 cm ⏐ 7.7 x 11.5 in (300dpi)

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CORDELIA MOLLOY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CORDELIA MOLLOY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Tortoiseshell cat (Felis catus). Tortoiseshell (or calico) coat colouration occurs in a cat when it simultaneously expresses both the dominant Orange gene, XO and its recessive form Xo. These are present at the same location on the X chromosone. For this reason tortoiseshell cats are only male when they carry an extra X chromosone.

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