Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 22, Issue 3–4, pp 275–303 | Cite as

Biochemical diversity and evolution in the genus Mus

  • François Bonhomme
  • Josette Catalan
  • Janice Britton-Davidian
  • Verne M. Chapman
  • Kazuo Moriwaki
  • Eviatar Nevo
  • Louis Thaler


Thirteen biochemical groups of wild mice from Europe, Asia, and Africa belonging to the genus Mus are analyzed at 22–42 protein loci. Phylogenetic trees are proposed and patterns of biochemical evolution are discussed, as well as the possible contribution of wild mice to the genetic diversity of laboratory stocks.

Key words

wild mice genetic diversity biochemical evolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • François Bonhomme
    • 1
  • Josette Catalan
    • 1
  • Janice Britton-Davidian
    • 1
  • Verne M. Chapman
    • 2
  • Kazuo Moriwaki
    • 3
  • Eviatar Nevo
    • 4
  • Louis Thaler
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génétique, USTLInstitut des Sciences de l'EvolutionMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Department of HealthRoswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffalo
  3. 3.National Institute of Genetics111 Misima, Sizuoka-KenJapan
  4. 4.Laboratory of Population Biology, Institute of EvolutionHaifa UniversityHaifaIsrael

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