Peromyscus maniculatus (n=23 + X + Y) This new-world cricetid species (or group of species) of continental North America could serve as an excellent foil to the ubiquitous old-world house mouse. However, for a number of reasons, some technical but mostly arising from lack of opportunity, the deermouse has not been utilized as extensively as its innate reproductive and genetic qualities would merit. Some 40–46 mutant gene/loci are known, of which 21 have been involved in studies of linkage. A detailed review of early research on linkage is provided by Robinson (1964). A general review of Peromyscus heredity has been recently contributed by Rasmussen (1968).


House Mouse Hereditary Spherocytosis Peromyscus Maniculatus Independent Assortment Mutant Character 
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