thevanguard:

kennyisaliveinourhearts:

This is Venus, a 3 year old chimera cat.
Chimera cat is one individual organism, but genetically its own fraternal twin. A chimera is typically formed from four parent cells (either two fertilized eggs, or two early embryos that have fused together). When the organism forms, the cells that had already begun to develop in the separate embryos keep their original phenotypes and appearances. This means that the resulting animal is a mixture of tissues and can look like this gorgeous (but bizarre) kitty.

This can and does occur in humans as well! Chimerism is fascinating.

thevanguard:

kennyisaliveinourhearts:

This is Venus, a 3 year old chimera cat.

Chimera cat is one individual organism, but genetically its own fraternal twin. A chimera is typically formed from four parent cells (either two fertilized eggs, or two early embryos that have fused together). When the organism forms, the cells that had already begun to develop in the separate embryos keep their original phenotypes and appearances. This means that the resulting animal is a mixture of tissues and can look like this gorgeous (but bizarre) kitty.

This can and does occur in humans as well! Chimerism is fascinating.

reblogged from: wretchedrabbit
originally posted by: kennyisaliveinourhearts
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