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Deer mouse

Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center

Wild Type Stocks

Wild Type Species and Origin

Deer Mouse

Closed colony bred in captivity since 1948.

Descended from 40 ancestors wild-caught near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sonoran Deer Mouse           

Derived from about 50 animals wild-caught by Jack Hayes in 1995 near White Mountain Research Station, CA.

Oldfield Mouse

Closed colony since 1952.

Derived from 21 ancestor wild-caught in Ocala National Forest. High inbreeding coefficient.

White-footed or Wood Mouse

Derived from 38 wild ancestors captured between 1982 and 1985.

California Mouse

Derived from about 60 ancestors collected between 1979 and 1987 in Santa Monica Mts., CA.

Cactus Mouse

Originated from 10-12 animals collected at Tucson, AZ in 1993.

Available upon request


Other Resources

For additional information or details about any of these stocks, contact the Colony Manager.

  • Preserved or frozen specimens of types listed.
  • Tissues, whole blood or serum of typed listed.
  • Flat skins of the species listed.
  • Reference library of more than 2400 reprints of research articles and reports on Peromyscus. Articles can be photocopied and mailed.

We now offer genotyping to distinguish P. maniculatus from P. leucopus please contact us for details.


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