Albinism and Water Escape Performance in the Mouse

Science  10 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3615, pp. 189-191
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3615.189


Observation of six inbred strains of mice in a water escape test revealed that albino strains perform markedly slower than non-albino strains. Performances of F1, F2, and backcross offspring of selected crosses between these strains indicated that there is an association between the homozygous condition for albinism (cc) and slow performance in the water escape test.