Inheritance of skeletal polymorphism in Microtus californicus


SummaryThree non-continuous skeletal variants were studied in skulls from a captive colony of the California vole. Such variation is heritable in at least one of these traits and may be in the others. Skeletal variants can therefore be used as a measure of genetical differences between local populations. This conclusion supports previous work on inbred lines of house mice which has demonstrated that both developmental and genetic factors affect skeletal variation.

DOI: 10.1038/hdy.1974.67

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@article{Hilborn1974InheritanceOS, title={Inheritance of skeletal polymorphism in Microtus californicus}, author={Ray Hilborn}, journal={Heredity}, year={1974}, volume={33}, pages={87-89} }