A mosaic (dark-eyed intense—pink-eyed dilute) coat colour of the house mouse
Two cases of mosaic (dark-eyed intense—pink-eyed dilute) pelage patterns are reported in the house mouse. The unusual colour was not inherited by descendants. A direct correlation between the mosaic pattern of the coat and the pattern of piebald white-spotting in this strain of mice was observed. Aberrant chromosome division in somatic tissue is suggested as an explanation of these mosaics.
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