Micro-evolutionary divergence patterns of mandible shapes in wild house mouse (Mus musculus) populations

@inproceedings{Boell2011MicroevolutionaryDP,
  title={Micro-evolutionary divergence patterns of mandible shapes in wild house mouse (Mus musculus) populations},
  author={Louis A. Boell and Diethard Tautz},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2011}
}
Insights into the micro-evolutionary patterns of morphological traits require an assessment of the natural variation of the trait within and between populations and closely related species. The mouse mandible is a particularly suitable morphological trait for such an analysis, since it has long been used as a model to study the quantitative genetics of shape. In addition, many distinct populations, sub-species and closely related species are known for the house mouse. However, morphological… CONTINUE READING