The Breeding and Maintenance of Inbred Strains

  • Michael F. W. Festing


Very little has been written about the best methods of breeding and maintaining an inbred strain. Many different breeding systems could be used. In this chapter a recommended system will be described (based on that of Lane-Petter and Bloom, 1957) and the details will then be justified. Similar systems have been described by Green (1968) and Hansen et al. (1973), and Falconer (1972) has considered some aspects of the problem.


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© Michael F. W. Festing 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael F. W. Festing
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  1. 1.Medical Research Council Laboratory Animals CentreCarshalton, SurreyUK

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