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Free Content Cases of Coat Colour Anomalies in the Common Shrew, Sorex araneus L.

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Coat colour anomalies in the common shrew, Sorex araneus L., in the geographical range of this species, including Poland, are extremely rare. This study describes atypically coloured common shrews. Light colouration of the coat is a result of lack of pigment in the entire hair or hair fragments. It appears that atypically coloured shrews occur more often in isolated populations whose gene transfer with neighboring populations is limited.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007

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  • Folia Biologica (Kraków) is an international online open access journal accepting original scientific articles on various aspects of zoology: evolution, ecology, genetic diversity, and experimental zoology.

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