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Inbred Strains of Mice: TKDU


Inbr (Dn) 69. Grey: a,d. Also carries du (ducky) and tk (tail kinks). Origin: du from C.Keeler to G.D.Snell 1948, to M.C.Green 1956, to Eicher 1972, to Davisson 1980. Cross to DBA then bxs to F10, crossed to BALB/c then bxs to F4. Crossed to DBA/1 then bxs to F2. Crossed to C57BL/10 then bxs to F2. Crossed to BALB/c-tk (from Gruneberg 1961) and maintained as balanced stock. tk arose in BALB/c (probably An substrain) in 1953 at the Chester Beatty R.Inst. Maint. by Dn.

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

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