Quantitative genetics of sprint running speed and swimming endurance in laboratory house mice (Mus domesticus)

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Date: Aug. 1996
From: Evolution(Vol. 50, Issue 4)
Publisher: Society for the Study of Evolution
Document Type: Article
Length: 11,335 words

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Measures of speed and endurance fail to be significantly genetically correlated with body mass in laboratory house mice. Large negative genetic correlations are found between swimming endurance and sprint running speed during the first two days of trial. There is little evidence of a positive correlation between locomotor abilities and body size. The genetic composition of these traits in wild and domesticated mice can explain the trade-off between speed and stamina.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A18897209