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Tawny: a novel light coat color mutation found in a wild population of Mus musculus molossinus, a new allele at the melanocortin 1 receptor (Mc1r) locus


Experimental Animals 48(2): 73-78
Tawny: a novel light coat color mutation found in a wild population of Mus musculus molossinus, a new allele at the melanocortin 1 receptor (Mc1r) locus
A new coat colour mutant was found in a population of Mus musculus molossinus; the trait was named tawny. The tawny mutant was characterized by a light yellowish-brown coat. The tawny hairs had an agouti pattern, but the yellow band was greatly lengthened. There were no differences between tawny and wild-type hairs in size and the number of melanosomes.


Accession: 003292809

PMID: 10374067



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