Coat color genetics of Peromyscus: V. California blonde, a new recessive mutation in the deer mouse.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

California blonde is a coat color mutation in the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) discovered among descendants of wild-type animals collected on Santa Cruz Island, California. The phenotype is produced by the presence of brown, rather than black, eumelanin in the pelage and skin. Retinal pigmentation is also reduced. The condition is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. The California blonde gene is nonallelic with the brown (b), blonde (bln), and platinum (plt) mutant genes in this species. California blonde represents a newly detected genetic locus in the deer mouse. The symbol cfb is provisionally assigned for this genetic locus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roth, VL; Dawson, WD

Published Date

  • September 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 403 - 406

PubMed ID

  • 8904838

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-7333

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1503

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a023025


  • eng