The rabbit, a mammal commonly reared in the laboratory and the subject of intensive genetic research. An extensive collection of mutations is available influencing a wide variety of morphological and physiological traits. The haploid chromosome number is 22, and about 60 genes have been distributed among 16 linkage groups. See Classification, Chordata, Mammalia, Lagomorpha; WHHL rabbit.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.