Reduplication in mice (Preliminary Communication)

J. B. S. Haldane, A. D. Sprunt, N. M. Haldane
1915 Journal of Genetics  
DARBISHIRE'S (1) experiments indicated the existence of Reduplication in Mice, and this work was undertaken to verify and extend his results, Owing to the war it has been necessary to publish prematurely, as unfortunately one of us (A. D. S.) has already been killed in France. He was a man of considerable promise, and his death is a real loss to Zoology. The reduplication occurs between the factors named by Miss Durham(2) G and E, the absence of G producing albinism, that of E (when C is
more » ... E (when C is present) pink eyes and a coloured but pale coat. It is thus not possible to distinguish ce (albino) and Cee (pink eyed pigmented) mice on birth; hence mice with pink eyes dying before the hair is grown cannot be distinguished, whereas CE (dark eyed) mice are at once identifiable. 8 cc and 8 Cee mice were mated. All the cc's were of composition ccEE, two of the Cee's were Ccee, the rest CCee.
doi:10.1007/bf02985370 fatcat:vpjvjikk2vgjndy42rlj6rtxrq