What's Up with House Mice? - A Review

  title={What's Up with House Mice? - A Review},
  author={Gary W. Witmer and Susan M. Jojola},
Proc. 22 Vertebr. Pest Conf. (R M. Timm and J. M. O'Brien, Eds) Published at Univ. of Calif., Davis. 2006. Pp. 124-130. House mice (Mus musculus and M domesticus) are the most widespread mammalian species in the world, next to humans. Rouse mice originated in the grasslands of Central Asia and followed humans around the world. There are a number of species in the genus Mus, but most common around the world are Mus musculus and M domesticus. Here, we use the term house mouse to refer to both, as… 

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