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Nonhuman Genetic Terms 

Nonhuman Genetic Terms

Harriet S. Meyer

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date: 20 January 2020

[T]he word mouse … comes originally from the Sanskrit mush derived from a verb meaning to steal. … Mice and rats, through their voracious activities in grain larders and as carriers of disease, inflicted considerable losses in food and lives upon ancient civilizations.    H. C. Morse III(p6) A very obvious gap in our understanding of human genome evolution lies in the complete absence of any mapping data from the eutherian orders most dis- tantly related to man, particularly the edentates. We would urge anyone with an interest in the genetics of the aardvark and the armadillo to consider a unique mapping

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