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Cat Fancy Associations & Registries

Association

Location

Website

Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA)

United States

www.cfainc.org

The International Cat Association (TICA)

United States

www.tica.org

American Cat Fanciers’ Association (ACFA)

United States

www.acfacat.com

Federation Internationale Feline
(FIFe)

Europe

www.fifeweb.org

Governing Council Of the Cat Fancy (GCCF)

United Kingdom

www.gccfcats.org

Feline Association of South Australia Inc (FASA)

Australia

www.felineassociationsa.com

Canadian Cat Association (CCAFC)

Canada

www.cca-afc.com

Cat Aficionado Association (CAA)

China

http://members.shaw.ca/bjbelanger/China.htm

American Association of Cat Enthusiasts (AACE)

North America

www.aaceinc.org

Asociacion Felina Espanola (ASFE)

Spain

www.asfe.net

New South Wales Cat Fanciers’ Association (NSWCFA)

United Kingdom

www.nswcfa.asn.au

Cat Federation of South Africa (CFSA)

South Africa

www.cfsa.co.za

Cat Fanciers' Federation (CFF)

North America

www.cffinc.org

Federazione Italiana Associazioni Feline (FIAF)

Italy

www.fiafonline.it

JYRAK (JYRAK)

Denmark

www.jyrak.dk

New Zealand Cat Fancy (NZCF)

New Zealand

www.nzcatfancy.gen.nz

The Southern African Cat Council (TSACC)

South Africa

www.tsacc.org.za

Traditional Cat Association (TCA)

North America

www.traditionalcats.com

World Cat Federation (WCF)

Germany

www.wcf-online.de

Association Internationale du Mau Egyptien (AIME)

France

www.aime.us/AIME_us.htm

Cat Association of the Northern Territory (CANT)

Australia

www.clevelandcattery.com/CANT

Cat Association of Tasmania (CAT)

Australia

www.catinc.org.au

Fédération Féline Française (FFFE)

France

www.fff-asso.fr

Norske Rasekattklubbers Riksförbund (NPR)

Norway

www.nrr.no


Common Commercialized Tests for Cats

*Mode of inheritance of the non–wild-type variant. AD, autosomal dominant; AR, autosomal recessive; ID, incomplete dominance; AS, allelic series. †Long fur variants are more or less common depending on the breed. ‡Unpublished test, presented only as abstract. Please Click Here for a list of the service laboratories that perform cat genetic tests and which tests they offer. Two reviews of cat testing can be found Click Here and also Click Here.

Disease/trait

MOI*

Phenotype

Breeds

Gene

Mutation

Agouti

AR

Banded fur to solid

All breeds

ASIP

del122-123

Amber

AR

Brown color variant

Norwegian Forest

MC1R

G250A

Brown

AR

Brown, light brown color variants

All breeds

TYRP1

b = -5IVS6, bl = C298T

Color

AR

Burmese, Siamese color pattern, full albino

All breeds

TYR

cb = G715T, cs = G940A, c = C975del

Dilution

AR

Black to gray/blue,
Orange to cream

All breeds

MLPH

T83del

Gloves (in press)

AR

White feet

Birman

KIT

c.1035_1036delinsCA

Hairless (Naked)

AR

Atrichia

Sphynx

KRT71

c.816_1G_A

Long fur

AR

Long fur

All breeds†

FGF5

c.356insT, C406T, c.474delT, A475C

Rexing (curly fur)

AR

Curly hair coat

Devon Rex

KRT71

c.1108-4_1184del, c.1184_1185insAGTTGGAG

AB blood type

AR

Determines type B

All breeds

CMAH

18indel-53, G139A

Gangliosidosis 1

AR

Lipid storage disorder

Korat, Siamese

GLB1

G1457C

Gangliosidosis

AR

Lipid storage disorder

Burmese

HEXB

15bp del (intron)

Gangliosidosis 2

AR

Lipid storage disorder

Korat

HEXB

C39del

Glycogen storage disease IV

AR

Glycogen storage disorder

Norwegian Forest

GBE1

230bp ins 5' - 6kb del

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

AD

Cardiac disease

Maine Coon

MYBPC

G93C

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

AD

Cardiac disease

Ragdoll

MYBPC

C2460T

Progressive retinal atropy

AR

Late onset blindness

Abyssinian

CEP290

IVS50 + 9T>G

Progressive retinal atropy

AD

Early onset blindness

Abyssinian

CRX

n.546delC

Polycystic kidney disease

AD

Kidney cysts

Persian

PKD1

C10063A

Pyruvate kinase deficiency (in press)

AR

Hemopathy

Abyssinian

PKLR

13bp del in exon 6

Spinal muscular atrophy

AR

Muscular atrophy

Maine Coon

LIX1-LNPEP

140kb del, exons 4-6

Tabby

AR

Mackeral / Classic

All breeds

TaqPep

S59X, W841X, T139N

 

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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