Mouse with mottled coloured fur, England, 1999
Mottled fur has spots of different colours and in mice is caused by the X- chromosome, as shown by mouse number three. Genes that control inherited traits such as hair and eye colour are located on specific chromosomes. It is displayed here with four other mice with different fur colours and types caused by chromosomal changes. All were donated by the Medical Research Council’s Harwell Research Centre, a research institute dedicated to using mouse genetics to help understand human disease.
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