NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Current Biology study by a Chinese and South Korean team suggests the unusual coat color of white Bengal tigers — which have dark stripes set against a background of white fur — can be traced back to a gene already implicated in pigmentation in other vertebrate animals, including humans, horses, mice, chicken, and medaka fish.

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