Australian Journal of Zoology Australian Journal of Zoology Society
Evolutionary, molecular and comparative zoology

A Study of Population Genetics in the Domestic Cats of Hobart.

JA Dartnall and NB Todd

Australian Journal of Zoology 23(3) 405 - 409
Published: 1975


Several mutant phenotypes were scored in 922 cats in Hobart. The allele frequencies determined suggest that this population has the closest genetic affinities to those of southern England and, perhaps, to New Zealand, rather than to those of mainland Australia. These findings may be inter- preted to reflect degrees of historical relatedness. The role of biological determinants of present differences between English, Australian and New Zealand cat populations is not apparent from any data collected to date.

© CSIRO 1975

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