of Mice: RBD
Inbr (Dn) 60. Albino: A,Etob,c.
derived from crosses of Swiss mice (probably Han:NMRI, A.Gropp personal
communication to Dn) with wild mice captured in the Valle di Poschiavo
in SE Switzerland. The wild population was originally known as the 'tobacco'
mouse because of their dark coat colour (Etob
). They also appear in the literature as Mus poschiavinus
(Gropp et al, 1970
). To Fls from Gropp
(probably via F.Ruddle) to T.Roderick in 1970, b x s ever since. To M.
Davisson in 1981. Homozygous for the Robertsonian chromosomes Rb(5.15)3Bnr,
Rb(11.13)4Bnr and Rb(16.17)7Bnr. Maint. by Dn.
Tettenborn U., and vonLehmann E. (1970) Chromosome variations of the Robertson
type in the tobacco mouse, M poschiavinus, and its hybrids with the laboratory
mouse. Cytogenetics 9, 9.
INBRED STRAINS OF MICE
Updated 9 Apr. 1998
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