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Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center


Wild Type Stocks

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Wild Type Species and Origin

P.maniculatus bairdii

(BW Stock)

Deer Mouse

Closed colony bred in capitivity since 1948.

Decended from 40 ancestors wild-caught near Ann Arbor, Michigan.


P. maniculatus sonoriensis

(SM2 Stock)

Sonoran Deer Mouse           

Derived from about 50 animals wild-caught by Jack Hayes in 1995 near White Mountain Research Station, CA.


P. polionotus subgriseus

(PO Stock)

Oldfield Mouse

Closed colony since 1952.

Derived from 21 ancestor wild-caught in Ocala National Forest. High inbreeding coefficient.


P. leucopus

(LL Stock)

White-footed or Wood Mouse        

Derived from 38 wild ancestors captured between 1982 and 1985.


P. californicus insignis

(IS Stock)

California Mouse

Derived from about 60 ancestors collected between 1979 and 1987 in Santa Monica Mts., CA.


P. eremicus

(EP Stock)

Cactus Mouse           

Originated from 10-12 animals collected at Tucson, AZ in 1993.


P. maniculatus X P. polionotus

(F1 Hybrids)

Available upon request.

Other Resources of the Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center
For additional information or details about any of these stocks, contact: Janet Crossland, colony Manager, 803-777-3107 or 777-1212.

Preserved or frozen specimens of types listed.

Tissues, whole blood or serum of typed listed.

Flat skins of the species listed.

Reference library of more than 2400 reprints of research articles and reports on Peromyscus. Articles can be photocopied and mailed.

We now offer genotyping to distinguish P. maniculatus from P. leucopus please contact us for details.