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Inbred Strains of Mice: TR


Inbr (Dn) 81. Irregular patches of full-coloured and very lightly coloured fur: Moto. Origin: Dickie 1952 from tortoise (Moto ) mutation in non-inbred obese stock. Maintained by matings of Moto females with normal males. Line has been maintained by trio matings for 21 years as offspring do not survive as well from pair matings.


Mottled females with much white in coat do not usually mature. Darker ones survive well. Maint. by Dn.

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

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