Fascinate students with real cat genetics!
This information contains a careful collection of six cat genes along with helpful, illustrate images. All of the cat genetics utilized on this page are based on how cat genetics truly works. Images were all created for this worksheet and reflect the true phenotypes influenced by these genes.
What information is provided for each gene?
Each gene contains a full explanation as to how that gene affects the phenotype, including pigment production and coat pattern. Incompletely dominance (Siamese/Burmese) and codominance/X-linked (red/black) are also included, with explanations as to how those non-Mendelian alleles interact.
How can this page be used in a genetics unit?
You can utilize this informational page by creating your own questions or by also purchasing my Cat Genetics Worksheet
document. The complimentary worksheet will navigate students through thinking about how multiple genes can affect one trait (polygenic) while emphasizing how dominant and recessive alleles interplay.
***** Cat Genetics Informational Page is also available through my Genetics with Cat Bundle! *****
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