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Inbred Strains 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, 1954). Maint. by Dn.

Green E. L. (1954) The genetics of a new hair deficiency, furless, in the house mouse. J. Hered. 45, 115-118. \par

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

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