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    Venus

    Have you seen this pretty baby? Amazing!
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    Yes, a classic example of chimerism! Pretty kitty!
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    Wow, pretty baby! It looks like someone painted her that way!

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    Oh, my gosh.. she looks like two different cats fused together!
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phesina View Post
    Oh, my gosh.. she looks like two different cats fused together!
    Yes, that is what chimerism is:

    "A chimera or chimaera is a single organism (usually an animal) that is composed of two or more different populations of genetically distinct cells that originated from different zygotes involved in sexual reproduction. If the different cells have emerged from the same zygote, the organism is called a mosaic. Chimeras are formed from at least four parent cells (two fertilized eggs or early embryos fused together). Each population of cells keeps its own character and the resulting organism is a mixture of tissues."
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    Thank you, Karen. I never knew about that.

    Pat
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Yes, that is what chimerism is:

    "A chimera or chimaera is a single organism (usually an animal) that is composed of two or more different populations of genetically distinct cells that originated from different zygotes involved in sexual reproduction. If the different cells have emerged from the same zygote, the organism is called a mosaic. Chimeras are formed from at least four parent cells (two fertilized eggs or early embryos fused together). Each population of cells keeps its own character and the resulting organism is a mixture of tissues."
    Neither did I. Sounds confusing. Intriguing, too. Thanks
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    What a face!!! That is one beautiful little kitty! Thanks for the explanation, Karen. I'm always amazed at how genetics works.
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    Here is a link to her Facebook page

    Venus the Amazing Chimera Cat.
    Anne
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