Age-related pigmentation changes in the coats of allophenic mice

John Gearhart, Mary Lou Oster-granite

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Hair pigmentation and patterns of pigmentation change with age in the coats of BALB/cByI {nand} C57BL/6J allophenic mice. These changes are particularly evident on the dorsum where there is an increase in the proportion of white areas at the expense of agouti and black areas. The most plausible explanation for these changes is that they represent a continuous selection for one of the two genotypes of cells from which the melanoblasts and hair follicles of these animals are derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of heredity
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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