House mouse

Scientific name: Mus musculus
Taxonomy ID: 10090
Common name: House mouse
Short name: Mouse
Number of genes: 23111

    The house mouse has its origin in Asia and arrived in Britain in the 10th century, brought on via shipping. Nowadays they are found throughout the world. They are usually nocturnal and have a lifespan between 1 and 3 years with 2 years being the average. It is the most commonly employed mammalian model organism which can be genetically modified.


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