Biology of the Laboratory Mouse, 2nd Edition
(Classical Mouse Pathology Books Online--book 1)
Authors:Earl L. Green,
Edition: 2nd. Revised,1966
Since the publication of the first edition of the Biology of the Laboratory Mouse in 1941, a large amount of new information appropriate for inclusion in such a book has accumulated. Mice have been used in increasing numbers as materials for investigations of basic issues in biology and as model systems for studying diseases and processes related to human health. In particular, there hasbeen a great increase in the use of inbred strains, an increase in the number and use of stocks carrying named mutant genes, and an increase in awareness on the part of most biologists of the importance of hereditary factors in determining the characteristics of organisms. The second edition has been written to summarize the studies with mice published in the years since the first edition and to record much new information not previously published. In keeping with the trend toward use of genetically controlled stocks, the emphasis throughout the book is upon genetic variations of mice and their exploitation for the solution of biological problems.
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this is a wonderful book in that it represents a snapshot of a community's knowledge and methodology for exploring the genetic makeup of a mouse with relatively unsophisticated technologies and prior to many of the modern advances in genetic understanding. it's obsolete if all you are interested in is what is new; but if the process of understanding interests you, this book is a gem. it reminds me of powers' the gold bug variations, in a bizarre way. it is something those researchers in a sense might have produced or referenced.