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Inbred Strains of Mice: F


Inbr: F140. Silver-grey with white blaze on head. Genet: a, b, cch, d, s. Origin: Strong 1926 from a group of unpedigreed Bussey Institute mice.


High leukaemia in older mice. Resistant to fibrosarcoma induction by methylchol-anthrene (14/15 in males, 15/15 in females) (Strong, 1952). Low balsa-wood gnawing activity (1/16) Fawdington and Festing (1980).

Strong L. C. (1952) Differences in response among mice of fifteen inbred strains to the subcutaneous injection of methylcholanthrene. Yale J. Biol. Med. 25, 34-43.

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

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