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Inbred Strains of Mice: DSD


Inbr: 44. Genet: A, B, c, S. Origin: From non-inbred dd stock of Institute of Infectious Diseases, University of Tokyo, in 1953.


Docile character, poor at making nest, occasional mammary tumour. (Tajima, 1968). Small litter size and low weaning rate probably due to low pituitary and placental mammotrophin secretion during pregnancy (Nagasawa et al., 1972., 1972).

Nagasawa H., Yanai R., and Miyamoto M. (1972) Differences in mammary development and pituitary and placental mammotropin levels of two inbred strains of mice (DDD and DSD) established from the common ancestor (dd). Exp. Animals (Japan) 21, 205-210. \par

Tajima Y. (1968) Stansardized nomenclature for inbred strains of mice. Experimental animals in cancer research. Japanese Cancer Association Gann Monograph 5, 123-128. \par

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

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