Mustela vision (n=14 + X + Y) The mink is apparently of greater commercial, rather than laboratory, value at this time. However, considerable interest is taken in the retention and propagation of colour mutants and a large number have been described. In most cases, sufficient breeding data have been published to establish the mode of inheritance of individual mutants but little on the possible linkage relationships between the mutants. A general account of mink genetics is provided by Shackleford (1957). The value of mink as a laboratory animal is discussed by Padget, Gorham, and Henson (1968).


Linkage Group American Mink Linkage Relationship Colour Mutant Black Cross 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. BASRUR, P. K., GRAY, D. P. and GILMAN, J. P. W. (1963). Somatic chromosomes of mink. Canad. J. Genet Cytol., 5, 96–97.Google Scholar
  2. CHANG, M. C., PICKWORTH, S. and McGAUGHEY, R. W. (1969). Experimental hybridization and chromosomes of hybrids. In Benirschke, K. (Editor) Comparative Mammalian Cytogenetics. Berlin: Springer Verlag.Google Scholar
  3. EVSIKOV, V. I. and ISAKOVA, G. K. (1968). [Some results of karyological studies in minks of various genotypes.] Genetika (Mosc.), 4, 34–47.Google Scholar
  4. FREDGA, K. (1961). The chromosomes of the mink. J. Hered., 52, 90–94.Google Scholar
  5. HSU, T. C. and BENIRSCHKE, K. (1968). An atlas of mammalian chromosomes. Vol. II. Berlin: Springer Verlag.Google Scholar
  6. HUMPHREY, D. G. and SPENCER, N. (1959). Chromosome number in the mink. J. Hered., 50, 245–247.Google Scholar
  7. ITOH, M., SASAKI, M., SHINBA, H. and SHIOTA, Y. (1968). The chromosomes of four mutant strains of the mink. Zool. Mag., 77, 374–378.Google Scholar
  8. LANDE, O. (1957). The chromosomes of the mink. Hereditas, 43, 578–582.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. NES, N. (1962). Chromosome studies in Heggedal and standard dark mink. Acta Vet. Scand., 3, 275–294.Google Scholar
  10. NES, N. (1963). An investigation of the relation of the Heggedal factor to the black cross factor. Acta Agric. Scand., 13, 359–370.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. NES, N. (1966). Diploid-triploid chimerism in a true hermaphrodite mink. Hereditas, 56, 159–170.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. PADGETT, G. A., GORHAM, J. R. and HENSON, J. B. (1968). Mink as a biomedical model. Lab. Anim. Care, 18, 258–266.Google Scholar
  13. SHACKLEFORD, R. M. (1949). Six mutations affecting coat color in ranch bred mink. Amer. Nat., 83, 49–68.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. SHACKLEFORD, R. M. (1957). Genetics of the ranch mink. Black Fox Magazine Publication.Google Scholar
  15. SHIDA, G. and SASAKI, M. (1962). An in vitro study of the somatic chromosomes in the mink. Zool. Mag., 71, 98–101.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Robinson

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations