Anomalies of Sex Chromosomes in Tortoiseshell Male Cats

  • T. C. Jones
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The enigma of the rare tortoiseshell male cat has intrigued scientists for many years. The explanation seems to have a cytogenetic basis, justifying a summary of present knowledge in the context of this Conference. We shall report two cases in detail, review other reported cases and discuss possible mechanisms of etiology.


Polar Body Meiotic Division Gonadal Dysgenesis Hair Coat Meiotic Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolNew England Regional Primate Research CenterSouthboroUSA

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