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Inbred Strains of Mice: ABP


Inbr: 28. Pink-eyed fawn. Genet: a, b, bt, p, se, wa1 (waved-1). Origin: A. B. Griffin to Lane 1968; sib-mated since then.


Useful for linkage testing. More reactive in an open-field than C57BL/6 (Clement et al, 1995). Used in studies of anxiety-related behaviour and its association with serotonergic receptors (Clement et al, 1996, 1997).

Clement Y., Martin B., Venault P., and Chapouthier G. (1995) Involvement of regions of the 4th and 7th chromosomes in the open-field activity of mice. Behavioural Brain Research 70, 51-57. \par

Clement Y., Kia K. H., Daval G., and Verge D. (1996) An autoradiographic study of serotonergic receptors in a murine genetic model of anxiety-related behaviors. Brain Res. 709, 229-242. \par

Updated 9 Apr. 1998
Michael FW Festing
MRC Toxicology Unit, Hodgkin Building,
University of Leicester, UK

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