Body Composition and Coat Color Correlation in Different Phenotypes of "Viable Yellow" Mice

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Science  05 Mar 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3662, pp. 1145-1147
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3662.1145


The "viable yellow" (Avy-) mouse genotype produces phenotypes with "clear yellow," "black spotted," and "agouti" coat color. "Agouti" Avya mice gain weight at a lower rate and contain significantly less fat and water than "clear" and "spotted" Avy- mice but have similar nonfat dry weights. Between 4 and 28 weeks of age, the length of the tail increases at the same rate in all phenotypes.