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Piebaldism cat paw color pigmentation genetics

The possibilities of pigmentation are endless.

Piebaldism is the result of a mutation in the KIT gene, which causes an unusual distribution of melanocytes—the cells that give eyes, skin, and hair or fur pigment.
via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2VOUzch"

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