Taxon:

Cat

Gene:

Ligers and Tigons

Chromosome:

General

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The reciprocal crosses between tigers and lions are said to result in different phenotypes. A female tiger x male lion gives 900+ pound animals (Ligers) while the reciprocal cross (Tigons) are apparently smaller. See Gray AP, Mammalian Hybrids, 2nd edition, 1971 (page 40). Various zoo website show examples, but I would welcome objective data regarding this cross.

Category:

Parental effect

Record:

252

Last Modified 31/08/2005

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