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Inbred Strains of Mice: WR


Inbr (Y) 36. Black spotted: a,Wy/+. Origin: Developed by selection for dilution of pigmentation of a/a, Wy/+ mice and a high incidence of somatic reversion of Wy to + in a cross of 129 and 129xC57BL/6-Wy/+. Inbred since 1975. Anaemic Wy/Wy die at birth. Wy/+ mice have light coat colour, 25% with black spots. Maint. by Y.

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

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