What's new in eGerbil's genetics pages?

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mutation timeline page


The gerbil mutation timeline has been revised and updated and now includes more information on each mutation, with an update on the now extinct "hairless gerbil" that appeared in a colony in a research laboratory in 1978 at Birmingham University.

Click the link here or click the picture on the left to go to the Mongolian gerbil mutation timeline.





Argente Golden & Pink-eyed dilution


Read an in depth article about the P locus and the Pink-Eyed Dilution mutation in the Mongolian gerbil & other Domestic species (revised)  Click here or click on the picture on the left to go straight to the article







Gerbil meiosis


For advanced genetic scholars and enthusiasts there is an excellent scientific paper on meiosis in gerbils.  Gerbil species are quite distinct and unique and are mammals whose sex chromosomes pair and segregate during male meiosis without undergoing meiotic recombination like most other species.  This unique feature in gerbil reproduction is shared only by Marsupials and some insect species.

The page also includes some fascinating videos in 3D reconstructions of the X and Y sex chromosomes.  Click here or click the picture on the right to read the scientific paper on the subject.



genetics learning centre


The gerbil genetics learning centre has now been revised and more content added to its pages.  It is also now in a contents format which makes it easier to reference and read.  Packed with detailed information and animated graphics, discover every aspect of gerbil genetics at your own pace.  Go on cellular journeys to discover how genes, chromosomes and DNA work, read how Mendel's Laws apply to gerbils, learn the aspects of basic breeding, learn about the primary coat colours and discover how the loci in gerbils affect their coats to produce the many colours we see today in our favourite pet, the Mongolian Gerbil.  Click here or on the pictureto the right to go straight to the contents page.  Alternatively click on any of the pages or chapters below.






Section 1


Section 2


Section 3


Section 4


Section 5


Section 6

Part 1

Part 2