Genetic Abnormality of the Visual Pathways in a "White" Tiger

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Science  22 Jun 1973:
Vol. 180, Issue 4092, pp. 1287-1289
DOI: 10.1126/science.180.4092.1287


"White"tigers show an inherited reduction of pigment, produced by an autosomal recessive gene. The brain of one of these tigers shows an abnormality of the visual pathways similar to abnormalities that are associated with albinism in many other mammals. There is a close relationship between the reduced pigment formation, the pathway abnormality, and strabismus.