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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Lee Christianson

First Committee Member

Anne Funkhouser

Second Committee Member

F. R. Hunter


The purpose of the present study is to examine swimming position, gait, stroke speed, speed over distance, endurance, and willingness to enter water in four species of mice found in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta of California; Mus musculus, Reithrodontomys megalotis longicaudus, Miorotus californicus acstuarius, and Peromyscus maniculatus gambelii.



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