of Mice: CAT
Inbr. ?+26 (Lac). Albino c,CatFr
. Origin: CatFr
arose in strain
A. Apparently outcrossed to unknown stock, then inbred by Muggleton-Harris.
(Muggleton-Harris et al 1987
All mice have bilateral cateracts. The lens abnormality begins to form
before 14 days of interuterine life. Selective loss of a family of gene
transcripts for specific crystallin synthesis has been reported (Garber et al 1985
). Maint. by Muggleton-Harris.
A. T., Winkler C., Shringhara T., King C. R., Inana G., Piatigorsky J.,
and Gold R. M. (1985) Selective loss of a family of gene transcripts in
a hereditary murine cataract. Science 227, 74-77.
Muggleton-Harris A. L., Festing M. F. W., and Hall M. (1987)
A gene location for the inheritance of the Cataract Fraser (CatFr) mouse
congenital cataract. Genet. Res. 49, 235-238.
INBRED STRAINS OF MICE
Updated 9 Apr. 1998
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