Introduce the captivating world of cat coat patterns and the diverse range of patterns seen in different feline breeds
Highlight the role of the agouti gene in determining the background color and banding patterns seen in tabby cats
Discuss how variations in the tabby gene influence the width and arrangement of stripes on a cat's coat.
which involve the interaction of multiple genes and the phenomenon of X-chromosome inactivation. Explain how these patterns create a mosaic of colors.
Explain how variations in this gene determine the size, shape, and distribution of spots on a cat's fur.
Discuss how these factors can further modify the expression of stripes, spots, and other patterns.
Explain how genetic variation contributes to the diversity of coat patterns observed in different cat populations.