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Spontaneous Sex Mosaicism in Balb/cWt Mice

  • W. G. Beamer
  • W. K. Whitten
  • E. M. Eicher
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 12)

Abstract

The spontaneous appearance of an individual with somatic and gonadal characters typical of both sexes is rather rare, but not unknown, among men and mice. Such individuals have been labeled intersexes, hermaphrodites, or gynandromorphs, depending upon the investigator’s emphasis. In the following discussion of BALB/cWt strain mice, we have adopted the term hermaphrodite because of its general usage vis-a-vis phenotypic morphology. However, we do not wish to imply that connotations associated with intersex or gynandromorph are unacceptable.

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Inbred Strain Recombinant Inbred Caudal Pole True Hermaphroditism True Hermaphrodite 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Beamer
    • 1
  • W. K. Whitten
    • 1
  • E. M. Eicher
    • 1
  1. 1.The Jackson LaboratoryBar HarborUSA

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