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Some Unusual Genetic Characteristics of BALB/c and Evidence for Genetic Variation Among BALB/c Substrains

  • T. H. Roderick
  • S. H. Langley
  • E. H. Leiter
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 122)

Abstract

BALB/c is an old strain with several extant distantly related substrains. Along with a few other strains it has been a major tool for studies of substrain divergence and theories for genetic variation among substrains (Bailey, 1978 and other papers in Morse, 1978). As summarized by Potter (these proceedings), BALB/c also has important bio-medical characteristics, for which the etiology may be clarified by further definition and study of substrain phenotypic and genotypic variation. This paper describes work to define genetic variation between BALB/c and other strains and among BALB/c substrains.

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Inbred Strain Serum Testosterone Inbred Mouse Brain Weight Serum Testosterone Level 
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  • T. H. Roderick
  • S. H. Langley
  • E. H. Leiter

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