SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb) – At the Plant and Animal Genomes conference here this week, the University of Missouri at Columbia's Barbara Gandolfi offered an overview of approaches being used to determine the genetic basis of features found in the newest domestic shorthair cat breed: the Lykoi or "wolf cat."

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