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Inbred Strains of Mice: RBD


Inbr (Dn) 60. Albino: A,Etob,c. Origin: 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.

Gropp A., 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. \par

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

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