of Mice: FSB
Inbr (Dn) 98. Black a, fs.
Origin: furless mutation fs
arose in unpedigreed stock at Ohio State University in 1951. Mutant females
mated with C57BL/10 males. Charac. Low fecundity and viability. fs/fs
mice grow a normal coat, but this thins at about 19 days. A new coat grows
but persists only a short time. Mature mice are partly devoid of hair
at all times. All types of hairs are shorter than normal (Green,
). Maint. by Dn.
Green E. L. (1954) The
genetics of a new hair deficiency, furless, in the house mouse. J.
Hered. 45, 115-118.
INBRED STRAINS OF MICE
Updated 9 Apr. 1998
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