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serological survey of complement factor h in common laboratory and wild mice: a new third allotype.antigenic specificities of complement factor h from mice were studied serologically. in addition to previously reported allotypes, referred to as h.1 and h.2, a new allotype of complement factor h, h.3, was identified in the bfm/2ms strain derived from european wild mice. using three different alloantisera raised against the various mouse factor h allotype, a serological survey of the common laboratory strains and wild-derived strains of mus musculus and its relatives, mus spretus, mus spretoide ...19892522412
recent evolutionary origin of the expression of the glial fibrillary acidic protein (gfap) in lens epithelial cells. a molecular and genetic analysis of various mouse species.we have investigated the phylogenetic distribution of the glial fibrillary acidic protein (gfap) in lens epithelial cells (lec) of various mouse species within the genus mus. we have shown that lens gfap is expressed in mice of the mus musculus complex and in mus spicilegus and mus macedonicus species (l.gfap(+) phenotype) while it is absent in mus spretus, mus caroli and mus cooki species (l.gfap(-) phenotype). our results argue in favour of one of the phenograms illustrating the probable phylo ...19911712888
restriction fragment length polymorphism and evolution of the mouse immunoglobulin constant region gamma loci.genomic dna from twelve laboratory mouse strains, in addition to 21 wild-derived strains belonging to different taxa (mus musculus domesticus, mus musculus musculus, mus spretus, mus macedonicus, and mus spicilegus) and four mouse strains that are evolutionarily more distant, were analyzed by southern blot for polymorphism of the ig heavy chain constant region gamma isotype (igh-c gamma) and for the distribution of the duplicated igh-1 (c gamma 2 alpha) haplotype. distinct allelic forms of each ...19938099342
paternal transmission of x-linked placental dysplasia in mouse interspecific hybrids.it has previously been shown that abnormal placental development, i.e., hyper- and hypoplasia, occurs in crosses and backcrosses between different mouse (mus) species. these defects are caused mainly by abnormal growth of the spongiotrophoblast. the precise genetic basis for these placental malformations has not been determined. however, a locus that contributes to the abnormal development (ihpd: interspecific hybrid placental dysplasia) has been mapped to the x chromosome. the x-chromosomal loc ...19979258682
thermoregulatory responses of mesic and xeric rodent species to photoperiod manipulations.thermoregulatory mechanisms in rodents were found to respond to photoperiod manipulations. in desert adapted species, non-shivering thermogenesis nst-capacity (the ratio between the maximal vo2 response to noradrenaline injection and rmr, measured 1 degree c below the lower critical point) increased, as due to long scotophase acclimation. the aim of the present study is to compare the thermoregulatory responses of mesic rodents with those of desert ones, to photoperiod manipulations. heat produc ...19989773501
mitochondrial dna and chromosomal studies of wild mice (mus) from turkey and iran.complete d-loop sequences of 20 mus from three localities in turkey and seven in iran were characterized. these countries are thought to be close to the place of origin of the subspecies mus musculus domesticus. five new m. m. domesticus haplotypes were added to the nine already known for the region. four of these 14 haplotypes were very similar to the consensus d-loop sequence for western europe defined by nachman et al. (1994), which may represent the ancestral condition for m. m. domesticus. ...200010849070
two deeply divergent mitochondrial clades in the wild mouse mus macedonicus reveal multiple glacial refuges south of caucasus.a survey of 77 individuals covering the range of mus macedonicus from georgia in the east to greece and bulgaria in the west and israel in the south has shown the existence of two deeply divergent mitochondrial clades. the southern clade was until now undetected and characterises mice from israel. nuclear genes also show some amount of regional differentiation tending to separate the southern m. macedonicus from the northern ones. these results point towards the fact that the eastern mediterrane ...200212399993
a comparative analysis of the heavy metal loading of small mammals in different regions of bulgaria ii: chromosomal aberrations and blood pathology.heavy metal content was monitored in small mammals inhabiting mountain ecosystems and two industrial polluted regions in bulgaria. rodents (microtus arvalis, m. rossiaemeridionalis, clethrionomys glareolus, pitymys subterraneus, chionomys nivalis, apodemus flavicollis, a. sylvaticus, and mus macedonicus) were used as zoomonitors. pathological changes in chromosome status, hematological indices, and blood cell morphology were analyzed in the context of heavy metal bioaccumulation. significant cor ...200312550096
loci affecting male fertility in hybrids between mus macedonicus and c57bl/6.male f1 hybrids between inbred strains and mus macedonicus have very small testes and are sterile. cytological analysis of testes shows very few meioses. to determine the genetic basis for this sterility, (c57bl/6j x mus macedonics) f1 females were mated to males from c57bl/10j. in about half the male progeny no meiosis i was observed. about half of the animals that progressed through meiosis i showed other indications of low fertility and the balance appeared fertile. qtl analysis of the progen ...200415389318
temporal, spatial, and ecological modes of evolution of eurasian mus based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences.we sequenced mitochondrial (cytochrome b, 12s rrna) and nuclear (irbp, rag1) genes for 17 species of the old world murine genus mus, drawn primarily from the eurasian subgenus mus. phylogenetic analysis of the newly and previously available sequences support recognition of four subgenera within mus (mus, coelomys, nannomys, and pyromys), with an unresolved basal polytomy. our data further indicate that the subgenus mus contains three distinct 'species groups': (1) a mus booduga species group, al ...200415522792
seroepidemiology of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and anaplasma phagocytophilum in wild mice captured in northern turkey.an expedition across the asian part of the black sea coast and national parks of northern turkey was organized in the summer of 2001 to investigate the presence of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), lyme borreliosis agent, and anaplasma phagocytophilum, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, agent, in wild mice. a total of 65 apodemus flavicollis, apodemus sylvaticus, microtus epiroticus, crocidura suaveolens and mus macedonicus, were captured. two out of 22 apodemus sylvaticus specimens were ser ...200515816159
characterization and comparison of major urinary proteins from the house mouse, mus musculus domesticus, and the aboriginal mouse, mus macedonicus.urine from the house mouse, mus musculus domesticus, contains a high concentration of major urinary proteins (mups), which convey olfactory information between conspecifics. in wild populations, each individual expresses a different pattern of around 8 to 14 electrophoretically separable mup isoforms. to examine whether other mus species express mups and exhibit a similar level of individual heterogeneity, we characterized urinary proteins in urine samples from an aboriginal species, mus macedon ...200717268823
[investigation of the presence of francisella tularensis by culture, serology and molecular methods in mice of thrace region, turkey].tularemia is a disease that has been reported in turkey since 1936. although mice are considered to have a role in the transmission of francisella tularensis to man, this has not been exactly confirmed yet. the aim of this study was to investigate the presence of f. tularensis in mice by using culture, serology and molecular methods. for this purpose, four villages (edirne-demirkoy, kirklareli-kaynarca, tekirdag-muzruplu, tekirdag-sinanli) were selected in thrace region of turkey where tularemia ...201424819259
interspecies variation in the susceptibility of a wild-derived colony of mice to pinworms (aspiculuris tetraptera).pinworms are common parasites in wild and laboratory rodents. despite their relative nonpathogenicity in immunocompetent models, pinworm infections add an unwanted variable and may confound some types of research. for this reason, health monitoring programs and biosecurity measures aim to minimize the spread of pinworm infections into colonies free from the organisms. wild-derived and laboratory strains of mice have shown varied susceptibility to infection with aspiculuris tetraptera, the most c ...201728905713
small terrestrial mammals of albania: distribution and diversity (mammalia, eulipotyphla, rodentia).in this paper new records are reported for 23 species of small terrestrial mammals (stm) of albania collected during the field work campaigns organised in the framework of the project "strengthening capacity in national nature protection - preparation for natura 2000 network" (natural) in albania during the summer and autumn of 2016 and 2017 data on small mammals were primarily collected through sherman live-trapping campaigns in six high priority protected areas of albania: korab-koritnik, bred ...201829670434
molecular survey of babesia microti (aconoidasida: piroplasmida) in wild rodents in turkey.babesia microti (aconoidasida: piroplasmida) (franca, 1910) is an important tick-borne zoonotic parasite with rodents serving as reservoir hosts. in the present study, 536 rodents were captured from burdur, bartin, giresun, and yozgat provinces of turkey between the years 2010 and 2012, and blood samples were examined for the presence of babesia spp. using conventional pcr which targeted the 18s rrna gene. the sequence analysis of pcr amplicons was tested for b. microti as well as for hepatozoon ...201931143936
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