Body weight and tail length divergence in mice selected for rate of development.

@article{Rhees2000BodyWA,
  title={Body weight and tail length divergence in mice selected for rate of development.},
  author={Brian K. Rhees and William R. Atchley},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  year={2000},
  volume={288 2},
  pages={151-64}
}
A series of mouse lines has been produced by 19 generations of restricted index selection for rate of development during early and late ontogeny. The selection program was based on an index with the following four replicated selection treatments: E(+) and E(-) were selected to alter birth to 10-day body weight gain while holding late gain for both selection lines constant; correspondingly, L(+) and L(-) were selected to alter 28- to 56-day body weight gain holding early gain for both lines… CONTINUE READING