How does X-chromosome inactivation cause calico coloration?

Why does the calico coloration only occur in female cats? It happens because in order for proper development to occur in females, one of the x chromosomes must be switched off resulting in different active x-chromosomes in different cells This can produce a variety of phenotypic expressions. (5:16 min.)


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