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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Agouti
Definition A characteristic of the coat color of wild-type mice and other mammals in which an individual hair has black pigment (eumelanin) at the tip and the base, and a band of yellow pigment (phaeomelanin) in the middle. This coloration has the effect of softening the visual outline of a mammal in the wild, making it harder to see than an animal of solid color. See The Coat Colors of Mice for more information and pictures.

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last database update
07/15/2014
MGI 5.18
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