Feline Genetics Through Time

Genetics and genomics both play roles in health and disease. Genetics is the study of genes and how certain traits or conditions are passed down from one generation to another. Genomics, on the other hand, focuses on studying of a person's genes (the genome).

2020-09-18T19:20:59-07:00CAT GENETICS, GENETICS|

The Traditional Eastern Siamese – The Thai Siamese

The Traditional Siamese cat is a history lesson wrapped in a furry bow. Known by many names, this cat was royally envied. The Siamese breed is one of the most well-known cat breeds in the world, but did you know there are two distinctly different categories within the breed? Let us introduce you to one of the sides of the Siamese coin, the Traditional "Applehead" Siamese.

2020-08-25T17:41:01-07:00BREED REPORT, CAT BREEDS|

Basepaws’ project to improve the feline reference genome

A reference genome is a database assembled based on whole genome sequencing data from multiple members of a species of interest. This genome assembly is considered as a representative example of the genome organization of a typical member of the species. For an organism to be effectively studied from a genetics perspective, having a high quality reference genome is a must.

The Chausie Cat – A Meow and a Roar

Have you ever looked at your cat relaxing lazily in their favorite spot and thought to yourself, "What would it be like if they were free in the wild like the little lions, tigers, and cougars(Oh my!) they descend from?". Well, look no further than this hybrid cross between a domesticated and wild cat, called the Chausie.

2020-07-10T19:23:52-07:00BREED REPORT, CAT BREEDS|