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Mutant Stocks

Coat Colors and Variants

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Coat Colors and Origin Source


3Albino c/c
MMRRC 037606-MU
Sumner's albino deer mice (Sumner, 1922)


3Ashy ahy/ahy
MMRRC 037608-MU
Wild-caught in Oregon ~ 1960 (Teed et al., 1990)


3Blonde bln/bln
MMRRC 037611-MU
Mich. State U. colony (Pratt and Robbins, 1982)


2,3Brown b/b
MMRRC 037607-MU
Huestis stocks (Huestis and Barto, 1934)


3California blonde cfb/cfb
MMRRC 037612-MU
Santa Cruz I., Calif., stock (Roth and Dawson, 1996)


3Dominant spotting S/+
MMRRC 037604-MU
Wild caught in Illinois (Feldman, 1936)


3Ivory i/i
MMRRC 037605-MU
Wild caught in Illinois (Feldman, 1936)


3Platinum plt/plt
MMRRC 037609-MU
Barto stock at U. Mich. (Dodson et al., 1987)


2,3Silver sil/sil
MMRRC 037607-MU
Huestis stock (Huestis and Barto, 1934)


3Tan streak tns/tns
MMRRC 037610-MU
Clemson U. stock from N.C. (Wang et al., 1993)


3Wide-band agouti ANb/+
MMRRC 037603-MU
Natural polymorphism. U. Mich. (McIntosh, 1954)


3Variable white Vw/+
MMRRC 037613-MU
Appeared spontaneously in 1983. U. Mich. (Cowling et al, 1994)


Other Mutations and Variants and Origins


Boggler bgl/bgl
MMRRC 037618-MU
Blair's P. m. blandus stock (Barto, 1955)


Cataract-webbed cwb/cwb
MMRRC 037619-MU
From Huestis stocks (Anderson and Burns, 1979)


Epilepsy epl/epl
MMRRC 037617-MU
U. Michigan artemisiae stock (Dice, 1935)


3Hairless-1 hr-1/hr-1
MMRRC 037614-MU

Sumner's hairless mutant (Sumner, 1924)


3Hairless-2 hr-2/hr-2
MMRRC 037615-MU
Egoscue's hairless mutant (Egoscue, 1962)


Juvenile ataxia jtx/jtx
MMRRC 037616-MU
U. Michigan stock (Van Ooteghem, 1983)


Enzyme variants
Wild type stocks provide a reservoir for several enzyme and other protein variants.
(Dawson et al., 1983)


1Unless otherwise noted, mutations are in P. maniculatus

2Available only as silver/brown double recessive.

3Available soon as museum specimens at Harvard University Museum.


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