Publication Date

1965

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bennett, Jack (Cecil Jackson)||Narong Chōmchalao||Mittler, Sidney

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Rabbit breeding||Rabbits

Abstract

The rarity of appearance of pigmented buphthalmic rabbits from albino and pigmented buphthalmic carrier parents had been previously attributed to the close linkage between the bu (buphthalmos) and c (pigmentation) loci. Homozygous albino, buphthalmic males were mated to homozygous pigmented, normal eyed females and the doubly heterozygous offspring were backcrossed to albino, buphthalmic homozygotes to test for crossing over. Results indicate that the two loci are not closely linked but better approximate independent assortment. The rarity of appearance of pigmented buphthalmic animals from carrier ratings may be better explained by selection against this genotype.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

ix, 48 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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