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10 - The Blotched Tabby

from Part IV - Cats

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 February 2021

Lewis I. Held, Jr
Affiliation:
Texas Tech University
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Summary

The abnormal animal featured here is a type of tabby cat with blotches instead of stripes. It turns out that the same mutation that causes this also transforms the spots on cheetahs into blotches as well. As weird as this sounds, it all makes sense in terms of Turing's model, which also explains stripes on zebras and fish.

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Animal Anomalies
What Abnormal Anatomies Reveal about Normal Development
, pp. 151 - 164
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • The Blotched Tabby
  • Lewis I. Held, Jr, Texas Tech University
  • Book: Animal Anomalies
  • Online publication: 26 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108876612.016
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  • The Blotched Tabby
  • Lewis I. Held, Jr, Texas Tech University
  • Book: Animal Anomalies
  • Online publication: 26 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108876612.016
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  • The Blotched Tabby
  • Lewis I. Held, Jr, Texas Tech University
  • Book: Animal Anomalies
  • Online publication: 26 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108876612.016
Available formats
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