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Cool Cat News!


The Italian Strikes Again!

Dr. Gandolfi has identified the mutation for the curly coat of the Selkirk Rex! She previously discovered Devon Rex, Cornish Rex, and Sphynx - naked along with Hypokalemia and the head defect in the Burmese! Above - Lyons and Gandolfi fight over the National Alliance of Burmese Breeders (NABB) Award for service to the Burmese cat!

Each mutation can be tested in your cats by request at the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and other facilities. Breed Management Plans - Burmese & all cat breeds

The Lyons laboratory is working with the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory to develop a genetic testing option that will help manage your cat breeds.

Contact the Lyons’ Den

Leslie Lyons PhD
SVM Population Health & Reproduction
4206 VetMed 3A University of Calfornia, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
530-754-2287 (4-CATS)
Email : felinegenome@ucdavis.edu and lalyons@ucdavis.edu