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What is a White Squirrel?

Just what is a white squirrel, anyway? Is it a distinct species? Is it a mutation? These are some of my most FAQs. And the answer is, it depends. There is, in fact, one tree squirrel for which a white coat seems to be a characteristic of the entire species, at least...

Self-Guided Tour

The original self-guided tour was a collection of foam board posters displayed at the Transylvania Heritage Museum each Memorial Day weekend.  A handout describing the posters resembled this document but lacked its detail and transitions.  That was intentional so that...

Overview of Findings

For larger versions of images, click on them and then maximize new window. Distribution of White Squirrel Colonies Brevard is not the only community to host a white squirrel colony.  There are approximately a dozen other cities with similar populations. The most...

Inheritance: Dominant or Recessive?

This is a relatively technical (and wordy) posting.  The first few paragraphs outline just enough genetics to understand the terminology.  If you've had Biology 101, this is probably review.  The rest is algebra.  If this kind of approach is not for you, suffice it to...

References.

Burgin, Jennifer.  Notable Observations.Dalzell, Bonnie. 1997. Canine Coat Color - Inheritance and Appearance (coat colors and coat color inheritance in dogs) with an emphasis on Colors in Borzoi. Glesener, Robert R.. White Squirrel Research Institute.Glesener, Robert...

The WSRI Director

UPDATE: Our deepest sympathy goes to Dr. Glesener's family in his passing. http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/823013/Glesener-Dr-Robert.php     GLESENER, ROBERT. Associate Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Brevard College. B.S., University of Maryland...

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