What makes a calico cat?
dpw8960 at u.cc.utah.edu
Sat Jun 25 14:21:53 EST 1994
In article <94062312133300 at hugo.fsufay.edu>,
<prfwaddle at HUGO.FSUFAY.EDU> wrote:
Good explanation of calico cats deleted ---
>Calico cats and the XXY condition are easy to find in genetics and general
>biology textbooks. What I don't understand is why X-linked mosaicism has
>not apparently been described in humans, at least not in the books I've
>checked. About 1 in 40 women ought to be heterozygous for colorblindness.
In my old basic genetics text (An Introduction to Genetic Analysis 5ed,
Griffiths, Miller, Suzuki, Lewontin), a condition called angidrotic
ectodermal dysplasia is described. Affected women have areas of their
bodies without sweat glands in characteristic mosaic pattern.
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