peromyscus

Summary

Summary: A genus of the subfamily SIGMODONTINAE consisting of 49 species. Two of these are widely used in medical research. They are P. leucopus, or the white-footed mouse, and P. maniculatus, or the deer mouse.

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  1. Kramer K, Yamamoto Y, Hoffman G, Cushing B. Estrogen receptor alpha and vasopressin in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in Peromyscus. Brain Res. 2005;1032:154-61 pubmed
    ..vasopressin (AVP) in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) in new world mice of the genus Peromyscus. Brains were collected from male and female Peromyscus californicus, Peromyscus leucopus, Peromyscus maniculatus,..
  2. Fisher H, Hoekstra H. Competition drives cooperation among closely related sperm of deer mice. Nature. 2010;463:801-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that sperm of deer mice (genus Peromyscus) form motile aggregations, then we use this system to test predictions of sperm cooperation...
  3. Lewis M, Tanimura Y, Lee L, Bodfish J. Animal models of restricted repetitive behavior in autism. Behav Brain Res. 2007;176:66-74 pubmed
    ..As mutant mouse models continue to proliferate, there should be a number of promising genetic models to pursue. ..
  4. Madhav N, Wagoner K, Douglass R, Mills J. Delayed density-dependent prevalence of Sin Nombre virus antibody in Montana deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and implications for human disease risk. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2007;7:353-64 pubmed
    ..In the United States, Sin Nombre virus (SNV), carried by the deer mouse ( Peromyscus maniculatus), is the etiologic agent in the majority of HPS cases...
  5. Zechner U, Shi W, Hemberger M, Himmelbauer H, Otto S, Orth A, et al. Divergent genetic and epigenetic post-zygotic isolation mechanisms in Mus and Peromyscus. J Evol Biol. 2004;17:453-60 pubmed
    Interspecific hybridization in the rodent genera Peromyscus and Mus results in abnormal placentation...
  6. Young K, Nelson R. Short photoperiods reduce vascular endothelial growth factor in the testes of Peromyscus leucopus. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2000;279:R1132-7 pubmed
    ..To discriminate between these hypotheses, white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) were maintained in either long (LD 16:8) or short (LD 8:16) photoperiod...
  7. Trainor B, Takahashi E, Silva A, Crean K, Hostetler C. Sex differences in hormonal responses to social conflict in the monogamous California mouse. Horm Behav. 2010;58:506-12 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined the stress hormone responses of monogamous California mice (Peromyscus californicus) to resident-intruder tests...
  8. Loehman R, Elias J, Douglass R, Kuenzi A, Mills J, Wagoner K. Prediction of Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse) population dynamics in Montana, USA, using satellite-driven vegetation productivity and weather data. J Wildl Dis. 2012;48:348-60 pubmed
    Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) are the main reservoir host for Sin Nombre virus, the primary etiologic agent of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in North America...
  9. Hoekstra H, Hirschmann R, Bundey R, Insel P, Crossland J. A single amino acid mutation contributes to adaptive beach mouse color pattern. Science. 2006;313:101-4 pubmed
    ..Here, we link a single mutation in the coding region of a pigmentation gene to adaptive quantitative variation in the wild. ..

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  1. Dragoo J, Lackey J, Moore K, Lessa E, Cook J, Yates T. Phylogeography of the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) provides a predictive framework for research on hantaviruses. J Gen Virol. 2006;87:1997-2003 pubmed
    ..Sin Nombre and Monongahela viruses (hantaviruses) may reflect that of their primary rodent host, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)...
  2. Schulze T, Jordan R, Schulze C. Host associations of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in residential and natural settings in a Lyme disease-endemic area in New Jersey. J Med Entomol. 2005;42:966-73 pubmed
    ..striatus, were captured with significantly greater frequency in some residential areas than white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus, whereas the proportion of white-footed mouse captures was higher or similar to chipmunk captures in ..
  3. Martin L, Trainor B, Finy M, Nelson R. HPA activity and neotic and anxiety-like behavior vary among Peromyscus species. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2007;151:342-50 pubmed
    ..Some species of mice in the genus, Peromyscus, occupy most of North America whereas others are restricted to small areas...
  4. Turner L, Hoekstra H. Adaptive evolution of fertilization proteins within a genus: variation in ZP2 and ZP3 in deer mice (Peromyscus). Mol Biol Evol. 2006;23:1656-69 pubmed
    ..We performed an evolutionary analysis of 2 egg coat proteins, ZP2 and ZP3, in 15 species of deer mice (genus Peromyscus)...
  5. Storz J, Runck A, Moriyama H, Weber R, Fago A. Genetic differences in hemoglobin function between highland and lowland deer mice. J Exp Biol. 2010;213:2565-74 pubmed publisher
    ..genetically based differences in Hb-O(2) affinity between highland and lowland populations of the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), a generalist species that has the broadest altitudinal distribution of any North American mammal...
  6. Shaw M, Keesing F, McGrail R, Ostfeld R. Factors influencing the distribution of larval blacklegged ticks on rodent hosts. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2003;68:447-52 pubmed
    ..The high mortality rate of larvae that were experimentally introduced onto mice suggests that grooming is a significant cause of mortality to larval blacklegged ticks. ..
  7. Rejmanek D, Vanwormer E, Mazet J, Packham A, Aguilar B, Conrad P. Congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) after oral oocyst infection. J Parasitol. 2010;96:516-20 pubmed publisher
    ..routes of Toxoplasma gondii transmission influence the antibody response and infection status of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus), 80 mice were orally infected with 1, 5, 10, or 100 T. gondii oocysts...
  8. Kuenzi A, Douglass R, Bond C, Calisher C, Mills J. Long-term dynamics of Sin Nombre viral RNA and antibody in deer mice in Montana. J Wildl Dis. 2005;41:473-81 pubmed
    ..characterized the acute and persistent infection by Sin Nombre virus (SNV) in its natural host, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)...
  9. Ramsdell C, Lewandowski A, Glenn J, Vrana P, O Neill R, Dewey M. Comparative genome mapping of the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) reveals greater similarity to rat (Rattus norvegicus) than to the lab mouse (Mus musculus). BMC Evol Biol. 2008;8:65 pubmed publisher
    Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and congeneric species are the most common North American mammals. They represent an emerging system for the genetic analyses of the physiological and behavioral bases of habitat adaptation...
  10. de Jong T, Chauke M, Harris B, Saltzman W. From here to paternity: neural correlates of the onset of paternal behavior in California mice (Peromyscus californicus). Horm Behav. 2009;56:220-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Fatherhood also appears to alter neurotransmission in the BNST and DRC, regions implicated in emotionality and stress-responsiveness. ..
  11. Adler F, Pearce Duvet J, Dearing M. How host population dynamics translate into time-lagged prevalence: an investigation of Sin Nombre virus in deer mice. Bull Math Biol. 2008;70:236-52 pubmed
    ..Population size variation due to variation in birth rates rather than death rates also increases the lag. Predicting future human outbreaks of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome may require taking these effects into account...
  12. Barbour A, Bunikis J, Travinsky B, Hoen A, Diuk Wasser M, Fish D, et al. Niche partitioning of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia miyamotoi in the same tick vector and mammalian reservoir species. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009;81:1120-31 pubmed publisher
    ..We used species-specific, quantitative polymerase chain reaction to study both species in the blood and skin of Peromyscus leucopus mice and host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs at a Connecticut site. Bacteremias with B...
  13. Glenn J, Chen C, Lewandowski A, Cheng C, Ramsdell C, Bullard Dillard R, et al. Expressed sequence tags from Peromyscus testis and placenta tissue: analysis, annotation, and utility for mapping. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:300 pubmed publisher
    Mice of the genus Peromyscus are found in nearly every habitat from Alaska to Central America and from the Atlantic to the Pacific...
  14. Duselis A, Wiley C, O Neill M, Vrana P. Genetic evidence for a maternal effect locus controlling genomic imprinting and growth. Genesis. 2005;43:155-65 pubmed
    Crosses between two species of deer mouse (Peromyscus) yield dramatic parent-of-origin effects. Female P. maniculatus (BW) crossed with male P. polionotus (PO) produce animals smaller than either parent...
  15. Duselis A, Vrana P. Assessment and disease comparisons of hybrid developmental defects. Hum Mol Genet. 2007;16:808-19 pubmed
    Rodents of the genus Peromyscus are among the most common North American mammals. Crosses between natural populations of two of these species, P. maniculatus (BW) and P...
  16. Jasarević E, Williams S, Vandas G, Ellersieck M, Liao C, Kannan K, et al. Sex and dose-dependent effects of developmental exposure to bisphenol A on anxiety and spatial learning in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii) offspring. Horm Behav. 2013;63:180-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Outbred deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii) are an excellent animal model for such studies as they exhibit well-defined sex- and ..
  17. Marcello G, Wilder S, Meikle D. Population dynamics of a generalist rodent in relation to variability in pulsed food resources in a fragmented landscape. J Anim Ecol. 2008;77:41-6 pubmed
    ..had similar effects on the population dynamics of a generalist forest rodent, Peromyscus leucopus, as have been reported for a cacheable pulsed resource (acorn mast). 3...
  18. Calisher C, Root J, Mills J, Rowe J, Reeder S, Jentes E, et al. Epizootiology of Sin Nombre and El Moro Canyon hantaviruses, southeastern Colorado, 1995-2000. J Wildl Dis. 2005;41:1-11 pubmed
    ..We present evidence for the presence of two hantaviruses, SNV in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and El Moro Canyon virus in western harvest mice (Reithrodontomys megalotis), at our study sites...
  19. Clotfelter E, Pedersen A, Cranford J, Ram N, Snajdr E, Nolan V, et al. Acorn mast drives long-term dynamics of rodent and songbird populations. Oecologia. 2007;154:493-503 pubmed
    ..alba), abundance of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and deer mice (P...
  20. Trainor B, Crean K, Fry W, Sweeney C. Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases in social behavior circuits during resident-intruder aggression tests. Neuroscience. 2010;165:325-36 pubmed publisher
    ..photoperiod on phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK) in male California mice (Peromyscus californicus) during resident-intruder tests...
  21. Munshi South J. Urban landscape genetics: canopy cover predicts gene flow between white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) populations in New York City. Mol Ecol. 2012;21:1360-78 pubmed publisher
    In this study, I examine the influence of urban canopy cover on gene flow between 15 white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) populations in New York City parklands...
  22. Vrana P. Assays to determine allelic usage of gene expression in the placenta. Methods Mol Med. 2006;121:439-50 pubmed
    ..The approaches described are best utilized within a system where multiple strains are available, and it is possible to perform reciprocal crosses. Only polymerase chain reaction-based methods are examined in any detail. ..
  23. Brisson D, Dykhuizen D. ospC diversity in Borrelia burgdorferi: different hosts are different niches. Genetics. 2004;168:713-22 pubmed
    ..We found no variation among conspecific hosts in the ospC major groups of their infecting strains. These results suggest multiple niches create balancing selection at the ospC locus. ..
  24. Wobeser G, Ngeleka M, Appleyard G, Bryden L, Mulvey M. Tularemia in deer mice (peromyscus maniculatus) during a population irruption in Saskatchewan, Canada. J Wildl Dis. 2007;43:23-31 pubmed
    Type B tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica was diagnosed in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) found dead at four sites in west-central Saskatchewan during April and May 2005...
  25. Fuxjager M, Mast G, Becker E, Marler C. The 'home advantage' is necessary for a full winner effect and changes in post-encounter testosterone. Horm Behav. 2009;56:214-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated this issue by using California mice (Peromyscus californicus) to test if the effect of residency status is necessary to improve future winning ability and alter ..
  26. Scoles G, Papero M, Beati L, Fish D. A relapsing fever group spirochete transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2001;1:21-34 pubmed
    ..Vertebrate infection was demonstrated by feeding infected nymphs on Peromyscus leucopus mice and recovering the organism from uninfected xenodiagnostic larvae fed 7-21 days later...
  27. Anderson J, Norris D. Genetic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in Peromyscus leucopus, the primary reservoir of Lyme disease in a region of endemicity in southern Maryland. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006;72:5331-41 pubmed
    ..LD), is maintained in an enzootic cycle between the vector, Ixodes scapularis, and the primary reservoir host, Peromyscus leucopus...
  28. Dearing M, Previtali M, Jones J, Ely P, Wood B. Seasonal variation in Sin Nombre virus infections in deer mice: preliminary results. J Wildl Dis. 2009;45:430-6 pubmed
    The proportion of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) with recently acquired Sin Nombre virus (SNV) infections is an indicator of epizootic intensity and may be key in predicting outbreaks of hantavirus cardio-pulmonary syndrome in humans...
  29. Vandegrift K, Hudson P. Response to enrichment, type and timing: small mammals vary in their response to a springtime cicada but not a carbohydrate pulse. J Anim Ecol. 2009;78:202-9 pubmed publisher
    ..field experiment and capture-mark-recapture techniques to record the vital rates, demographics, and abundance of Peromyscus leucopus (the white-footed mouse), as well as other small mammals and their parasites. 3. The density of P...
  30. Gleason E, Fuxjager M, Oyegbile T, Marler C. Testosterone release and social context: when it occurs and why. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2009;30:460-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Many studies, including those with California mice (Peromyscus californicus), have addressed these issues using manipulations and species comparisons, but many areas remain to ..
  31. Schountz T, Green R, Davenport B, Buniger A, Richens T, Root J, et al. Cloning and characterization of deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) cytokine and chemokine cDNAs. BMC Immunol. 2004;5:1 pubmed
    Sin Nombre virus (SNV) establishes a persistent infection in the deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus. A strong antibody response occurs in response to SNV infection, but the role of the innate immune response is unclear...
  32. Safronetz D, Lindsay R, Dibernardo A, Hjelle B, Xiao R, Artsob H, et al. A preliminary study of the patterns of Sin Nombre viral infection and shedding in naturally infected deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2005;5:127-32 pubmed
    Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) were trapped in southern Manitoba, Canada and tested for evidence of Sin Nombre virus infection...
  33. Ozer F, Gellerman H, Ashley M. Genetic impacts of Anacapa deer mice reintroductions following rat eradication. Mol Ecol. 2011;20:3525-39 pubmed publisher
    ..This study demonstrates how genetic monitoring can help to understand the re-establishment of endemic species after the eradication of invasive species and to evaluate the effectiveness of the management strategies employed...
  34. Schountz T, Acuna Retamar M, Feinstein S, Prescott J, Torres Perez F, Podell B, et al. Kinetics of immune responses in deer mice experimentally infected with Sin Nombre virus. J Virol. 2012;86:10015-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these data suggest that a subtle immune response that fails to clear the virus occurs in deer mice...
  35. Bagamian K, Douglass R, Alvarado A, Kuenzi A, Amman B, Waller L, et al. Population density and seasonality effects on Sin Nombre virus transmission in North American deermice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in outdoor enclosures. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e37254 pubmed publisher
    ..Using outdoor enclosures, we tested effects of North American deermouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) population density and season on transmission dynamics of Sin Nombre hantavirus...
  36. Bester Meredith J, Marler C. Vasopressin and the transmission of paternal behavior across generations in mated, cross-fostered Peromyscus mice. Behav Neurosci. 2003;117:455-63 pubmed
    ..vasopressin (AVP) in the nongenomic transfer of paternal behavior from fathers to offspring was examined in Peromyscus. Male California mice (P. californicus) exposed to fewer retrievals by white-footed mouse (P...
  37. Davis E, Marler C. c-fos Changes following an aggressive encounter in female California mice: a synthesis of behavior, hormone changes and neural activity. Neuroscience. 2004;127:611-24 pubmed
    ..In the current study, we used naturally occurring changes in aggression level displayed by female Peromyscus californicus across the estrous cycle and parallel changes in c-fos expression to examine possible brain regions ..
  38. Luis A, Douglass R, Hudson P, Mills J, Bjørnstad O. Sin Nombre hantavirus decreases survival of male deer mice. Oecologia. 2012;169:431-9 pubmed publisher
  39. Coolon J, Jones K, Narayanan S, Wisely S. Microbial ecological response of the intestinal flora of Peromyscus maniculatus and P. leucopus to heavy metal contamination. Mol Ecol. 2010;19 Suppl 1:67-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Using bar-coded, massively parallel sequencing, we found that bacterial communities in both the soil and Peromyscus spp...
  40. Pyter L, Hotchkiss A, Nelson R. Photoperiod-induced differential expression of angiogenesis genes in testes of adult Peromyscus leucopus. Reproduction. 2005;129:201-9 pubmed
    ..We compared the patterns of gene expression involved in angiogenesis in testes of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) following 7, 14, 21 or 34 weeks of long or short day lengths...
  41. Schwanz L, Voordouw M, Brisson D, Ostfeld R. Borrelia burgdorferi has minimal impact on the Lyme disease reservoir host Peromyscus leucopus. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:117-24 pubmed publisher
    ..the etiological agent of Lyme disease, on one of its most important reservoir hosts, the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus...
  42. Becker E, Petruno S, Marler C. A comparison of scent marking between a monogamous and promiscuous species of peromyscus: pair bonded males do not advertise to novel females. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32002 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared the highly territorial and monogamous California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) to the less territorial and promiscuous white-footed mouse (P. leucopus)...
  43. Davis E, Marler C. The progesterone challenge: steroid hormone changes following a simulated territorial intrusion in female Peromyscus californicus. Horm Behav. 2003;44:185-98 pubmed
    ..We conducted 10-min aggression trials using the resident-intruder paradigm in cycling female California mice, Peromyscus californicus, a species in which both sexes show territorial behavior...
  44. Walker M, Chirhart S, Moore A, Honeycutt R, Greenbaum I. Genealogical concordance and the specific status of Peromyscus sejugis. J Hered. 2006;97:340-5 pubmed
    b>Peromyscus sejugis, a peripheral isolate of Peromyscus maniculatus, is a threatened taxon endemic to 2 small islands in the Sea of Cortés. Although its insularity makes the specific recognition of P...
  45. Yee J, Wortman I, Nofchissey R, Goade D, Bennett S, Webb J, et al. Rapid and simple method for screening wild rodents for antibodies to Sin Nombre hantavirus. J Wildl Dis. 2003;39:271-7 pubmed
    ..Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a zoonotic disease. The most common reservoir is the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), although numerous other species of wild rodent can carry the viruses that cause HCPS throughout ..
  46. Martin L, Weil Z, Nelson R. Immune defense and reproductive pace of life in Peromyscus mice. Ecology. 2007;88:2516-28 pubmed
    ..In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that immune defense among captive-bred, disease-free Peromyscus mice would be influenced by their reproductive life history strategies...
  47. Shaner P, Bowers M, Macko S. Giving-updensity and dietary shifts in the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus. Ecology. 2007;88:87-95 pubmed
    ..tested the effects of complementary resources on dietary shifts of an omnivorous mammal, the white-footed mouse Peromyscus leucopus, in the context of depletable food patches in the natural environment...
  48. Bredy T, Brown R, Meaney M. Effect of resource availability on biparental care, and offspring neural and behavioral development in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Eur J Neurosci. 2007;25:567-75 pubmed
    ..Together, the results suggest that resource availability affects biparental investment strategies, with subsequent effects on hippocampal development and novel object recognition in the offspring...
  49. Workman J, Bowers S, Nelson R. Enrichment and photoperiod interact to affect spatial learning and hippocampal dendritic morphology in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Eur J Neurosci. 2009;29:161-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Specifically, short days impair spatial learning in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and alter dendritic complexity in the hippocampus...
  50. Ostfeld R, Schauber E, Canham C, Keesing F, Jones C, Wolff J. Effects of acorn production and mouse abundance on abundance and Borrelia burgdorferi infection prevalence of nymphal Ixodes scapularis ticks. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2001;1:55-63 pubmed
    ..We conclude that, at our study site in New York, the risk of human exposure to Lyme disease is affected by mouse density in the prior year and by acorn production 2 years previously...
  51. Kuenzi A, Morrison M, Madhav N, Mills J. Brush mouse (Peromyscus boylii) population dynamics and hantavirus infection during a warm, drought period in southern Arizona. J Wildl Dis. 2007;43:675-83 pubmed
    We monitored Limestone Canyon hantavirus (LSCV) antibody prevalence, host (brush mouse, Peromyscus boylii) abundance, and environmental variables (temperature and rainfall) in brush mice captured on three trapping webs in southern Arizona ..
  52. Pearce Duvet J, St Jeor S, Boone J, Dearing M. Changes in sin nombre virus antibody prevalence in deer mice across seasons: the interaction between habitat, sex, and infection in deer mice. J Wildl Dis. 2006;42:819-24 pubmed
    We examined the impact of season and habitat on Sin Nombre virus (SNV) seroprevalence in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in Utah's Great Basin Desert from May 2002 through summer 2003...
  53. Storz J, Dubach J. Natural selection drives altitudinal divergence at the albumin locus in deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus. Evolution. 2004;58:1342-52 pubmed
    ..to test for evidence of adaptive divergence across an altitudinal gradient in a natural population of deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus...
  54. Linnen C, Hoekstra H. Measuring natural selection on genotypes and phenotypes in the wild. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2009;74:155-68 pubmed publisher
  55. Schountz T, Prescott J, Cogswell A, Oko L, Mirowsky Garcia K, Galvez A, et al. Regulatory T cell-like responses in deer mice persistently infected with Sin Nombre virus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:15496-501 pubmed
    ..Thus, we examined CD4(+) T cell responses from one such reservoir, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), infected with Sin Nombre virus...
  56. Vandegrift K, Raffel T, Hudson P. Parasites prevent summer breeding in white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus. Ecology. 2008;89:2251-8 pubmed
    ..We examined the role of these factors on the vital rates of free-living white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) over the summer and autumn months...
  57. Derdakova M, Dudiòák V, Brei B, Brownstein J, Schwartz I, Fish D. Interaction and transmission of two Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strains in a tick-rodent maintenance system. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004;70:6783-8 pubmed
    ..Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, is maintained by enzoonotic transmission, cycling between white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis). B...
  58. Voltura M, French J. Effects of dietary PCB exposure on reproduction in the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus). Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007;52:264-9 pubmed
    ..We fed successfully breeding female white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) diets containing polychlorinated biphenyls (2:1 Aroclor 1242:1254) at levels of 0 (n = 10), 10 (n = 12)..
  59. Magnarelli L, Stafford K, IJdo J, Fikrig E. Antibodies to whole-cell or recombinant antigens of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia microti in white-footed mice. J Wildl Dis. 2006;42:732-8 pubmed
    Serum samples were obtained from white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in tick-infested areas of Connecticut during the period 2001 through 2003 and analyzed for antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia ..
  60. Cajimat M, Milazzo M, Hess B, Rood M, Fulhorst C. Principal host relationships and evolutionary history of the North American arenaviruses. Virology. 2007;367:235-43 pubmed publisher
    ..host of Bear Canyon virus and that the present-day association of Bear Canyon virus with the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) in southern California represents a successful host-jumping event from the large-eared woodrat to ..
  61. Peden Adams M, Liu J, Knutson S, Dancik J, Bryant K, Bodine A, et al. Alterations in immune function and CYP450 activity in adult male deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) following exposure to benzo[a]pyrene, pyrene, or chrysene. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2007;70:1783-91 pubmed
    ..Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) exhibit a wide geographic distribution throughout North America and have been suggested as a ..
  62. Lehmer E, Clay C, Pearce Duvet J, St Jeor S, Dearing M. Differential regulation of pathogens: the role of habitat disturbance in predicting prevalence of Sin Nombre virus. Oecologia. 2008;155:429-39 pubmed
    Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) are the primary reservoir for Sin Nombre virus (SNV), a North American hantavirus that causes disease with high mortality in humans...
  63. Storz J, Kelly J. Effects of spatially varying selection on nucleotide diversity and linkage disequilibrium: insights from deer mouse globin genes. Genetics. 2008;180:367-79 pubmed publisher
    ..of a multilocus survey of nucleotide diversity and LD between high- and low-altitude populations of deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus...
  64. Kingsley E, Manceau M, Wiley C, Hoekstra H. Melanism in peromyscus is caused by independent mutations in agouti. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e6435 pubmed publisher
    ..or other genes cause melanism in the wild, we investigated the genetic basis of melanism in the rodent genus Peromyscus, in which melanic mice have been reported in several populations...
  65. Trainor B, Finy M, Nelson R. Paternal aggression in a biparental mouse: parallels with maternal aggression. Horm Behav. 2008;53:200-7 pubmed
    ..We examined the effect of reproductive experience on aggression in a biparental species of mouse, Peromyscus californicus...
  66. Biser J, Vogel L, Berger J, Hjelle B, Loew S. Effects of heavy metals on immunocompetence of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). J Wildl Dis. 2004;40:173-84 pubmed
    ..study conducted from May 1999 through May 2001, we examined assays of immnnoompetence in the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) that inhabited reference sites and sites significantly contaminated with mixtures of heavy metals...
  67. Oyegbile T, Marler C. Winning fights elevates testosterone levels in California mice and enhances future ability to win fights. Horm Behav. 2005;48:259-67 pubmed
    ..encounters on the likelihood of winning a subsequent aggressive encounter in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus)...
  68. Frazier C, Trainor B, Cravens C, Whitney T, Marler C. Paternal behavior influences development of aggression and vasopressin expression in male California mouse offspring. Horm Behav. 2006;50:699-707 pubmed
    ..California mice (Peromyscus californicus) are biparental, and correlational evidence suggests that pup retrieving by fathers has important ..
  69. Trainor B, Pride M, Villalon Landeros R, Knoblauch N, Takahashi E, Silva A, et al. Sex differences in social interaction behavior following social defeat stress in the monogamous California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e17405 pubmed publisher
    ..Male and female California mice (Peromyscus californicus) aggressively defend territories, which allowed us to observe the effects of social defeat in both ..
  70. Oyegbile T, Marler C. Weak winner effect in a less aggressive mammal: correlations with corticosterone but not testosterone. Physiol Behav. 2006;89:171-9 pubmed
    ..encounter following previous victories) and an associated rise in testosterone (T) in the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) which generally display low levels of aggression and territoriality...
  71. Walton J, Chen Z, Weil Z, Pyter L, Travers J, Nelson R. Photoperiod-mediated impairment of long-term potention and learning and memory in male white-footed mice. Neuroscience. 2011;175:127-32 pubmed publisher
    ..White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) are particularly well suited to investigate brain plasticity because they show marked seasonal changes ..
  72. Loria Cervera E, Sosa Bibiano E, Villanueva Lizama L, Van Wynsberghe N, Canto Lara S, Batún Cutz J, et al. Nitric oxide production by Peromyscus yucatanicus (Rodentia) infected with Leishmania (Leishmania) mexicana. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2013;108:172-7 pubmed
    b>Peromyscus yucatanicus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) is a primary reservoir of Leishmania (Leishmania) mexicana (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae). Nitric oxide (NO) generally plays a crucial role in the containment and elimination of Leishmania...
  73. Safronetz D, Drebot M, Artsob H, Cote T, Makowski K, Lindsay L. Sin Nombre virus shedding patterns in naturally infected deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in relation to duration of infection. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008;8:97-100 pubmed publisher
    ..Canada, to test for an association between the duration of Sin Nombre virus (SNV) infection in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and virus shedding. Hantavirus-specific IgG antibodies were detected in 22...
  74. Amman B, Manangan A, Flietstra T, Calisher C, Carroll D, Wagoner K, et al. Association between movement and Sin Nombre virus (Bunyaviridae: Hantavirus) infection in North American deermice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in Colorado. J Wildl Dis. 2013;49:132-42 pubmed publisher
    Capture data from long-term, mark-recapture studies were used to evaluate movements of North American deermice (Peromyscus maniculatus) on mark-recapture webs in Colorado with respect to Sin Nombre virus (SNV) infection status, age, sex, ..
  75. Sandell L, Guan X, Ingram R, Tilghman S. Gatm, a creatine synthesis enzyme, is imprinted in mouse placenta. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003;100:4622-7 pubmed
    ..This genomic screen for novel imprinted genes has elucidated a new connection between imprinting and creatine metabolism during embryonic development in mammals...
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    ..a normally functioning immune system and mounting a mild immune response in wild male white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus)...
  77. Grieco T, Rizk O. Cranial shape varies along an elevation gradient in Gambel's white-footed mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus gambelii) in the Grinnell Resurvey Yosemite transect. J Morphol. 2010;271:897-909 pubmed publisher
    ..along a transect sampled in the Grinnell Resurvey project to determine whether Gambel's white-footed mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus gambelii), a generalist taxon inhabiting the full elevational range of habitats in Yosemite National ..
  78. Clay C, Lehmer E, Previtali A, St Jeor S, Dearing M. Contact heterogeneity in deer mice: implications for Sin Nombre virus transmission. Proc Biol Sci. 2009;276:1305-12 pubmed publisher
    ..rates among potential hosts of a directly transmitted pathogen by examining Sin Nombre virus (SNV) in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus)...
  79. Labinskyy N, Mukhopadhyay P, Toth J, Szalai G, Veres M, Losonczy G, et al. Longevity is associated with increased vascular resistance to high glucose-induced oxidative stress and inflammatory gene expression in Peromyscus leucopus. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009;296:H946-56 pubmed publisher
    ..We tested this hypothesis using two taxonomically related rodents, the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) and the house mouse (Mus musculus), which show a more than twofold difference in maximum lifespan ..
  80. Steiner C, Römpler H, Boettger L, Schoneberg T, Hoekstra H. The genetic basis of phenotypic convergence in beach mice: similar pigment patterns but different genes. Mol Biol Evol. 2009;26:35-45 pubmed publisher
    ..we analyze the molecular mechanisms underlying convergent pigment pattern among subspecies of the beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) inhabiting the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida...
  81. Krugner Higby L, Shelness G, Holler A. Heritable, diet-induced hyperlipidemia in California mice (Peromyscus californicus) is due to increased hepatic secretion of very low density lipoprotein triacylglycerol. Comp Med. 2006;56:468-75 pubmed
    California mice (Peromyscus californicus) develop type II diabetes mellitus when fed a high-fat diet...
  82. Root J, Black W, Calisher C, Wilson K, Mackie R, Schountz T, et al. Analyses of gene flow among populations of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) at sites near hantavirus pulmonary syndrome case-patient residences. J Wildl Dis. 2003;39:287-98 pubmed
    Gene flow and potential for Sin Nombre virus (SNV) trafficking of the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) was studied in Delta and Mesa counties of western Colorado (USA)...
  83. Jasarević E, Bailey D, Crossland J, Dawson W, Szalai G, Ellersieck M, et al. Evolution of monogamy, paternal investment, and female life history in Peromyscus. J Comp Psychol. 2013;127:91-102 pubmed publisher
    ..By using five large, captive-bred populations of Peromyscus species that range from promiscuous mating with little paternal investment (P...
  84. Levin M, Nicholson W, Massung R, Sumner J, Fish D. Comparison of the reservoir competence of medium-sized mammals and Peromyscus leucopus for Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Connecticut. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2002;2:125-36 pubmed
    ..The white-footed mouse Peromyscus leucopus is a competent reservoir for this agent, but the reservoir competence of non-Peromyscus hosts of I...
  85. Alston D, Tandler B, Gentles B, Smith E. Testicular histopathology in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) following exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl. Chemosphere. 2003;52:283-5 pubmed
    ..is highly destructive to seminiferous tubules, and that these histological alterations undoubtedly are responsible for the depressed fertility in Peromyscus following chronic exposure to PCBs, that has been reported in the literature.
  86. Lonner B, Douglass R, Kuenzi A, Hughes K. Seroprevalence against Sin Nombre virus in resident and dispersing deer mice. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008;8:433-41 pubmed publisher
    Through dispersal, deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) enter peridomestic settings (e.g., outbuildings, barns, cabins) and expose humans and other deer mouse populations to Sin Nombre virus (SNV)...
  87. Swanson K, Norris D. Presence of multiple variants of Borrelia burgdorferi in the natural reservoir Peromyscus leucopus throughout a transmission season. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008;8:397-405 pubmed publisher
    White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) serve as the principal reservoir for Borrelia burgdorferi and have been shown to remain infected for life. Complex infections with multiple genetic variants of B...
  88. Williams S, Peiffer E, Ford S. Gape and bite force in the rodents Onychomys leucogaster and Peromyscus maniculatus: does jaw-muscle anatomy predict performance?. J Morphol. 2009;270:1338-47 pubmed publisher
    Compared with the deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, the grasshopper mouse, Onychomys leucogaster, exhibits modifications in its jaw-muscle architecture that promote wide gapes and large bite forces at wide gapes to prey upon large ..