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Biochemical Variations in Inbred Mice

Naturevolume 175pages11321133 (1955) | Download Citation

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ATTENTION has been directed to skeletal variations within inbred mice strains by Grüneberg1 and by McLaren and Michie2. The latter workers have surveyed most of the available substrains of C 3 H mice and have found that they fall into two general categories having either five or six lumbar vertebræ. In the course of studies on the response of liver β-glucuronidase to hormone injections, it has now been found that there are two quite distinct levels of this enzyme in certain C 3 H substrains, and that this difference represents a genetical variation in the C 3 H strain.

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    Grüneberg, H., Nature, 173, 675 (1954).

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    McLaren, A., and Michie, D., J. Embry. Exp. Morph., 2, 149 (1954).

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