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**** Whole Mouse Catalog - Selected Bookshelf References ****

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  **  Anatomy: General, Adult  **

Highly Recommended

Anatomy and Embryology of the Laboratory Rat. Hebel, R. and Stromberg, M.W. BioMed Verlag (Worthsee), 1986. ISBN 3-9801234-0-5.
Very complete text and references; useful drawings and diagrams; primarily covers the adult.
A Colour Atlas of the Anatomy of Small Laboratory Animals: Volume 2, The Rat, Mouse and Hamster. CRC Press, 1992. Popesko, P., Rajtova, V., and Horak, J.
Good veterninary-oriented guide
A Color Atlas of the Rat: Dissection Guide. Olds, R.J. and Olds, J.R. John Wiley & Sons, 1979. ISBN 0-470-26647-3.
Very basic; targeted to high school dissection classes.
The Anatomy of the Laboratory Mouse. Cook, M.J. Academic Press, 1965.
Great line drawing atlas.

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  **  Anatomy: General, Developmental  **

Highly Recommended

The Atlas Of Mouse Development. Kaufman, M.H. Academic Press, 1992. ISBN 0-12-402035-6. 
To restate it more clearly, THE Atlas of Mouse Development.
The House Mouse: Atlas of Embryonic Development. Theiler, K. Springer-Verlag, 1989. ISBN 0-387-05940-7. 
Great photos for embryo staging; good diagrams.
The Mouse: Its Reproduction and Development. Rugh, R. Oxford University Press, 1990. 
Important enough that for several decades complete photocopies of the book could be found in most labs studying mouse embryology; recently reprinted.
Manipulating the Mouse Embryo: A Laboratory Manual. Hogan, B., Beddington, R., Constantini, F. and Lacy, E. Cold Spring Harbor Press, 1994. ISBN 0-87969-384-3. 
There are several lab manuals available on this and related subjects, but this one's the most widely used; also has useful developmental biology reference data and diagrams.

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  **  Anatomy: Brain, Adult  **

Highly Recommended

The Rat Brain: In Stereotaxic Coordinates. Paxinos, G. and Watson, C. Academic Press, 1986. ISBN 0-12-547617-5. 
Probably the most widely used. Now available in softcover, hardcover, and hardcover with CD-ROM.
Brain Maps: Structure of the Rat Brain. Swanson, L.W. Elsevier, 1992. ISBN 0-444-81414-0. 
Also includes useful introductory material and summary diagrams. A separate laboratory guide is also available.

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  **  Anatomy: Brain, Developmental  **

Highly Recommended

Atlas of the Prenatal Mouse Brain. Schambra, U.B., Lauder, J.M., Silver, J. Academic Press, 1992. ISBN 0-12-622585-0.  
Detailed labeling of structures; the only one of its kind for mice.
Atlas of Prenatal Rat Brain Development. Altman, J. and Bayer, S.A. CRC Press, 1995. 
Great indicies, summary diagrams, and extends all the way back to E11.
Atlas of the Developing Rat Brain. Paxinos, G., Tork, I., Tecott, L.H. Academic Press, 1991. ISBN 0-12-547628-0.
Large format

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  **  Genetics  **

Highly Recommended

Mouse Genetics: Concepts and Applications. Silver, L.M. Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-507554-4. 
Best single reference describing mouse genetic techniques, from strain derivation to microsatellite mapping.
Genetic Varients and Strains of the Laboratory Mouse. Lyon, M.F. and Searle, A.G. Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-19-854869-9. 
Huge mouse genetic data reference, with some introductory texts; much of the data is now available on-line in the Mouse Genetics Database (MGD).
The Coat Colors of Mice: A Model for Mammalian Gene Action and Interaction. Silvers, W.K. Springer-Verlag, 1979. ISBN 0-387-90367-4.
A classic; great for reminding molecular biologists (like me) that most phenotypes have a complex polygenic basis.
Handbook on Genetically Standardized JAX Mice. Green, M.C. and Withan, B.A., editors. The Jackson Lab, 1991.
Available inexpensively from The Jackson Lab; lots of good tables for genetic and quantitative data of inbred strains.

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  **  Surgery  **

Highly Recommended

Experimental and Surgical Techniques in the Rat. Waynforth, H.B. and Flecknell, P.A. Academic Press, 1992. 
Very diverse coverage.
Experimental Microsurgery. Lee, S. Igaku-Shoin Medical Publisher, 1987. ISBN 0-89640-128-6. 
Mostly rat vascular and transplantation surgery.

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  **  Diverse Topics  **

Highly Recommended

The Mouse in Biomedical Research. Foster, H.L., Small, J.D., Fox, J.G., editors. Academic Press, 1982.
Extensive info in four volume; includes summaries of physiology and immunology data.
Biology of the House Mouse. Berry, R.J., editor. Academic Press, 1981. 
Especially good for reaching beyond genetics and anatomy.
Biology of the Laboratory Mouse. Green, E.L., editor. McGraw-Hill, 1966.

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  **  Disease  **

Highly Recommended

Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. National Research Council. National Academy Press, 1991. ISBN 0-309-03794-8.
Very complete and detailed. Now available in a free online version.

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  **  Behavior  **

Highly Recommended

Mice All Over. Crowcroft. G.T. Foulis and Co., 1966.
Essential primer on mouse behavior; also terribly fun to read.

Other

Also see Biology of the House Mouse, ed. R.J. Berry, above.

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  **  For the Layman  **

Highly Recommended

Of Man and Mouse: How House Mice Became Laboratory Mice. Lauber, P. Viking Press, 1971.
High school and junior high level with historical emphasis.

Other

Three Million Mice : A Story of Modern Medical Research. Ada Graham, Frank Graham, and Robert Shetterly.
I haven't read this one.

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