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Cats are not Peas: A Calico History of Genetics

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Cats are not Peas: A Calico History of Genetics
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In 1988, when Laura Gould brought her newly-adopted cat George to the vet, the vet smirked at hearing the masculine name. He soon turned pale, after taking a closer look at George. George is a calico AND he is male. The logic of genetics that resulted from Gregor Mendel s famous experiments with peas tells us that only female cats can be calico. But George and his maleness are undeniable certainties. How do you get a George? This question led Laura Gould on an exploration of the facts and history of genetics. As she dipped into this knowledge, many more questions soon followed. This book portrays Gould s journey through the research and understanding of (cat) genetics and her journey through cat ownership. Ten years after the first publication of Cats are not Peas, the author updates the tale with two major developments in genetics: the sequencing of genomes and the production of clones. Where are cats on the list of species to first have their genomes sequenced? What was cloned first, a cat or a dog? The answers to these questions and others appear in the Addendum included in this new edition.

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BindingHardcover
EAN9781568813202
LabelA K Peters, Ltd.
List Price$39.00
ManufacturerA K Peters, Ltd.
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
PublisherA K Peters, Ltd.
SKU1568813201BAKM
StudioA K Peters, Ltd.
TitleCats are not Peas: A Calico History of Genetics
Number Of Items1
AuthorLaura Gould
Dewey Decimal Number636.822
LanguagesEnglish
Number Of Pages312
Publication Date2008-02-01
ISBN1568813201
Edition2nd
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