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Old 10th November 2012, 06:30 PM
boutrosdu93 boutrosdu93 is offline
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a very stupid question but had to ask it lol

hello sorry for the question but this will help me as well better understand how the tests are done.
If a was very stupid or drunk or whatever and sent samples of my cat's DNA (told you lol), when would the test notice it and what would happen lol?
of course I sent mine obvisoulsy even though my cat is from persia eheh not very far from lebanon
sorry for the question again good night
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Old 10th November 2012, 07:06 PM
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Well, it would be noticed very quickly. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes and cats have 38 pairs! See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...romosome_count But, still, humans and cats share about 90% of DNA - they're just spread over more chromosomes in the cat.

If you want to have your kitty tested, for whatever reason, send the DNA to http://www.catdna.org/ That will help anyone determine the paternity of the litter of kittens that may have just popped out - only $38.
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Old 10th November 2012, 07:10 PM
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lol thank you but why is it so much cheaper for cats lol, no familly finder or what? ptdr
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Old 10th November 2012, 07:18 PM
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hello sorry for the question but this will help me as well better understand how the tests are done.
If a was very stupid or drunk or whatever and sent samples of my cat's DNA (told you lol), when would the test notice it and what would happen lol?
of course I sent mine obvisoulsy even though my cat is from persia eheh not very far from lebanon
sorry for the question again good night
The sample would fail sequencing to such a degree that the lab would be unable to verify results.

At worst, you will lose the cost of the test, and your imported cat will gain no insight into his/her ancestry.

Yes, cats have DNA and, like human DNA, the bases are CATG, but the sequences that lead to the specific C or A or T or G targeted by the test are different in humans and cats. The chips for human DNA are programmed for human DNA.

You have the internet, Google "gene chip" ...
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Old 10th November 2012, 08:38 PM
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Tomcat- that was bad. lol
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Old 10th November 2012, 10:02 PM
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Thank you brunetmj for your lol. You may be the only poster to have enjoyed my DELETED addendum.

Let's try again ...

At best, you would get another kit with an injunction not to share bodily fluids with your cat prior to swabbing.

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Old 10th November 2012, 10:13 PM
Brunetmj Brunetmj is offline
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Tomcat - I hope the administrators look at the OP's second post under Family Finder. He may be a troll.
All you did was be funny.
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Old 11th November 2012, 05:32 AM
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Do you think I'm a troll ? I don't understand why
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Old 11th November 2012, 08:54 AM
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If a was very stupid or drunk or whatever and sent samples of my cat's DNA (told you lol), when would the test notice it and what would happen lol?
Above is why and then another post in Family Finder which appears argumentative. However after looking through your past posts I see that I am wrong. So I apologize for the Troll comment.
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Old 11th November 2012, 09:42 AM
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Well, it would be noticed very quickly. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes and cats have 38 pairs!
Actually, the DNA is chopped up into little pieces during preparation, so the number of chromosomes can't be counted. The amplification process uses "primers" to target very specific DNA sequences that are found only on one human chromosome, which also eliminates the bacteria in the sample.

I did know someone who submitted a sample from his dog. The lab tried several times to amplify it before they gave up.
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