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Inbred Strains of Mice: C17


Inbr: F25 +. Light brown strain developed in 1956 from a cross of male C57BL/6 and female XVII. Life-span 26 months. Litter size 7.2-7.5 at birth and 4.4-6.2 at weaning. Low incidence of tumours of all types. Sensitive to weak skin carcinogens. (Ranadive et al., 1969., 1969).

Ranadive K. J., Sunanda V., Gothoskar S. V., and Fernandes G. (1969) A new inbred strain of mouse C17/Icrc developed for testing weak carcinogens. Ind. J. Med. Res. 57, 521-527. \par

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

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