Chapter 3 - Biology and Diseases of Mice

Mark T. Whary, Nicole Baumgarth, James G. Fox, Stephen W Barthold

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Today's laboratory mouse, Mus musculus, has its origins as the 'house mouse' of North America and Europe. Beginning with mice bred by mouse fanciers, laboratory stocks (outbred) derived from M. musculus musculus from eastern Europe and M. m. domesticus from western Europe were developed into inbred strains. Since the mid-1980s, additional strains have been developed from Asian mice (. M. m. castaneus from Thailand and M. m. molossinus from Japan) and from M. spretus which originated from the western Mediterranean region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaboratory Animal Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages107
ISBN (Print)9780124095274
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Biology
  • Diseases
  • Mice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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