house mouse

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house mouse

n.
A common mouse (Mus musculus) that lives in or near buildings, can be an agricultural pest and carrier of disease, and is bred in numerous strains for use as a laboratory animal.
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Nonconcordant clines were shown to exist for a number of characters in the hybrid zone between the two European subspecies of house mice, Mus musculus domesticus and M.
Genetically determined resistance to flavivirus infection in wild Mus musculus domesticus and other taxonomic groups in the genus Mus.
The hybrid zone between the two European subspecies of the house mouse, Mus musculus domesticus and M.
To date, Y-specific alleles have been studied only in a single contact zone, that between the two subspecies of the European house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus and M.
The most dramatic case of polytypy observed thus far is that of the West European house mouse, Mus musculus domesticus Rutty.