© 1986

The Wild Mouse in Immunology

  • Michael Potter
  • Joseph H. Nadeau
  • Michael P. Cancro
Conference proceedings

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 127)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Systematics

  3. Population Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. K. Moriwaki, N. Miyashita, H. Suzuki, Y. Kurihara, H. Yonekawa
      Pages 55-61
    3. H. Yonekawa, O. Gotoh, Y. Tagashira, Y. Matsushima, L.-I. Shi, W. S. Cho et al.
      Pages 62-67
    4. F. Figueroa, H. Tichy, R. J. Berry, J. Klein
      Pages 100-105
  4. Polymorphisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. V. M. Chapman, D. R. Miller, E. Novak, R. W. Elliott
      Pages 114-123
    3. W. A. Held, B. M. Sampsell
      Pages 124-130

About these proceedings


The present volume of "Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology" is a series of papers on subjects that are relevant to the growing use of 'wild mice' in immunological, microbiological and genetical research. 'Wild mice' is a jargonistic term that is used chiefly in the laboratory to refer to the naturally living forms of house mice (Mus musculus) and also other species closely related to M. musculus. This group of species is designated by systematists as the genus Mus. Immunologists began 20 years ago to study the polymorphisms of 1mmunoglobulins and major histocompatibility complex antigens in wild mice. An extrordinary extension of the highly polymorphic array of phenotypes known in inbred mice was encountered. Breeding stocks of wild mice were brought into the laboratory. This included not only M. musculus but a)so many of the available species in the genus Mus-from Southeast Asia ~nd Europe. This availability led to other comparisons of 'wild' and inbred mice and the discovery of other new and interesting phenotypes and genotypes. It became apparent that inbred strains of mice provided only a limited window for viewing the genetic diversity of Mus musculus.


antigen histocompatibility immunology microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Potter
    • 1
  • Joseph H. Nadeau
    • 2
  • Michael P. Cancro
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Genetics, National Institutes of HealthNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.The Jackson LaboratoryBar HarborUSA
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Department of PathologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Wild Mouse in Immunology
  • Editors Michael Potter
    Joseph H. Nadeau
    Michael P. Cancro
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-16657-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-71306-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-71304-0
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 395
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Microbiology
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