Agouti Yellow

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Agouti Yellow

A genotype in mice characterised by heterozygosity for the Agouti yellow allele (homozygosity is lethal), which is phenotypically characterised by yellow coats and the tendency towards obesity.
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TNT is a lethal yellow compound, hence the yellowing affect sustained by anyone handling it.
The change of colour comes after the US was criticised for dropping parcels in yellow bags which could be confused with lethal yellow cluster bombs.