of Mice: IVCS
Inbr: F73 (Csk). Albino. Genet: a, B, c, S.
Origin: From outbred
ddN mice of Cen. Lab. Exp. Anim., Japan, by selective breeding for regular
4 day oestrus cycles, 1960.
Litter size averages about 9-10 with 70 day body weight about 24 g in
females and 30 g in males. Mice are docile (Nobunga,
). Resistant to induction of anaphylactic shock by ovalbumin (cf.
6/13) (Tanioka and Esaki, 1971
Nobunga T. (1973)
Establishment by selective inbreeding of the IVCS strain and related sister
strains of the mouse, demonstrating regularly repeated 4-day estrus cycles.
Lab. Animal Sci. 23, 803-811.
Y. and Esaki K. (1971) Strain differences in mortality of anaphylactic
shock in mice-challenging by intravenous injection. Exp. Animals (Japan)
INBRED STRAINS OF MICE
Updated 9 Apr. 1998
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