The white tigers of Rewa and gene homology in the felidae

  title={The white tigers of Rewa and gene homology in the felidae},
  author={Roy Robinson},
The white tiger is a chinchillated variety, with the yellow pigment completely eliminated and the black pigment altered to a dark speia-brown. The causative mutant gene is inherited as an autosomal recessive and is seemingly a homologue of chinchilla mutants in other mammalian species. It is proposed that the gene be re-symbolized ascch. 
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