Behavior Genetics

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 359–370 | Cite as

Major gene effects on shock-induced tail rattling in the mouse

  • R. Dennis St. John


Significant differences in shock-induced tail rattling, associated with genotype at the albino and agouti loci, were found in crosses between the inbred mouse strains BALB/c and C57BL/6. Using a mutation to albino in the C57BL/6 line, it was shown that the differences in backcross and F2 generations were not due to the pigmentation effects of the coat color loci. It was suggested that a linked locus (i) was responsible for the association between albinism and tail rattling.

Key Words

agouti albinism footshock mouse tail rattling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Dennis St. John
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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