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Mice as Experimental Organisms

  1. Lee M Silver

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002029



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Silver, L. M. 2001. Mice as Experimental Organisms. eLS. .

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  1. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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The mouse is extensively used as a model system to understand the genetic control of human development and disease.


  • mice;
  • breeding;
  • inbred;
  • genetics;
  • development;
  • mammals