• Mocha tyrosinase variant: a new flavour of cat coat coloration

    12 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    A novel coloration named ‘mocha' has been identified in the Burmese cat breed from Thailand. Tyrosinase mutations are known to be associated with coat coloration in cats, such as the sable Burmese, the points of the Siamese and albino cats. Additionally, sable Burmese that produced mocha‐colored cats had unexpected genotypes for TYR. Therefore, TYR was considered a candidate gene for mocha in cats. Sanger sequencing for genomic DNA revealed NC 018732.3:chromosome D1:45 898 609 45 898 771dup in exon 2 and intron 2 of TYR. Transcription analysis using cDNA detected c.820...
    Read more ...