Epigenetic polymorphism in wild populations of Mur musculus
- BERRY, R. j.
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.