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Gene frequencies and body weights of feral cats,Felis catus (L.), from five Australian localities and from Macquarie Island

Citation

Jones, E and Horton, BJ, Gene frequencies and body weights of feral cats,Felis catus (L.), from five Australian localities and from Macquarie Island, Australian Journal of Zoology, 32 pp. 231-237. ISSN 0004-959X (1984) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/ZO9840231

Abstract

Frequencies of seven pelage-related genes and a coefficient of darkness were scored on groups of feral cats collected from five localities in south-eastern Australia and from Macquarie Island. There were significant differences in the frequencies of some of these genes and the coefficient of darkness between the various groups of cats. These differences were presumed to have been caused by the combined effects of natural selection, gene flow from surrounding domestic populations, and the founder effect. Significant differences in body weights of cats between some localities and for one coat colour allele were also found. © 1984 CSIRO. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Animal Production
Research Field:Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock Raising
Objective Field:Sheep - Wool
UTAS Author:Horton, BJ (Dr Brian Horton)
ID Code:69888
Year Published:1984
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-05-23
Last Modified:2011-05-23
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