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Inheritance of tail tip pigmentation in the house mouse

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In an agouti pure line, most of the animals have dark tail tips. In a non-agouti pure line, about 78 per cent. of the animals have light tail tips. The difference is due to a single gene pair, dark tail tip being dominant though possibly not completely so.

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Correspondence to Hans Grüneberg.

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Grüneberg, H. Inheritance of tail tip pigmentation in the house mouse. Journ. of Genetics 33, 343–345 (1936).

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  • House Mouse
  • Pure Line
  • Incomplete Dominance
  • Recessive Factor
  • Slight Deficiency