Animal Strains

Revised September 2019

Note:

1) CCMR can also acquire chickens, pigs (farm pigs and minipigs), and goats from outside sources for use by researchers.

2) Any strain that has been maintained at CCMR for longer than 10 years should be considered as a HKU substrain of the orginal source colony.

3) The following animal strains are currently held in the SPFBA of CCMR:

4) To improve the reproductive performance, supplemental diet or sunflower seed is fed in the breeding colony of CBA, Nude, and SCID mice.

 Mouse Icon    Mouse (Mus musculus)
Strain Genetics Coat Color Source Importation Year
BALB/c Inbred Albino Harlan UK Ltd, UK 1998
BALB/cAnN-nu (Nude) (Old Colony) Inbred Albino (nu/+)
Hairless* (nu/nu)
Charles River Lab, USA 1999
BALB/cAnN-nu (Nude) (New Colony) Inbred Albino (nu/+)
Hairless* (nu/nu)
Charles River Lab, BioLASCO, Taiwan 2017
CBA/Ca Inbred Agouti Harlan UK Ltd, UK 1996
C57BL/6N Inbred Black Charles River Lab, USA 2002
C57BL/6J Inbred Black The Jackson Laboratory, USA 2015
C.B-17/Icr-scid (SCID) Inbred Albino Charles River Lab, USA 2006

C.B-17/Icr-scid-bg (SCID Beige)*
C.B-17/Icr-scid-bg (SCID Beige) mouse strain will no longer be maintained at CCMR from July 1st 2020. Please contact CCMR if you require this strain
*

Inbred Albino Harlan Sprague Dawley, Inc., USA 2011
F1 (CBA/Ca female x C57BL/6N male)*
Since we need time to accommodate the request of F1 mice, please order the animals ~3 months in advance.
Hybrid Agouti See respective information under CBA/Ca and C57Bl/6N n/a
FVB/N**
FVB/N mouse strain will no longer be maintained at CCMR from October 2019. Please contact CCMR if you require this strain
Inbred Albino Taconic Farms Inc, USA 1989
ICR (CD-1) Outbred Albino Harlan UK Ltd, UK 1998
NOD.CB17-Prkdcscid/J (NOD SCID) Inbred Albino The Jackson Laboratory, USA 2018
NOD.Cg-PrkdcscidIl2rgtm1Wjl/SzJ (NSG) Inbred Albino The Jackson Laboratory, USA 2017

 

 

*Please note that while these mice are commonly referred to as 'Nude' or 'Hairless' mice, they still undergo a hair follicle cycle, and so it is normal to see macroscopically visible sparse and fine hairs over the animals body (Mecklenburg et al., 2001).

Rat Icon    Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

*DA and LEW strains will no longer be maintained or available from CCMR beginning 31 Dec 2018

Strain Genetics Coat Color Source Importation Year
CD(SD)IGS (Sprague Dawley) Outbred Albino Charles River Lab, USA 1999 (For Both Sex), 2009 (For Male)
Guinea Pig Icon    Guinea-pig (Cavia porcellus)

*Guinea Pigs will no longer be available at CCMR from January 1st 2021

Strain Genetics Coat Color Source Importation Year/th>
DH (Dunkin Hartley) Outbred Albino Harlan UK Ltd, UK 2006
Rabbit Icon    Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Strain Genetics Coat Color Source Importation Year
NZW (New Zealand White) Outbred Albino Charles River Lab, Canada 2001 (For Both Sex), 2015 (For Female)
zebrafish_icon    Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Line Source
 AB

Zebrafish International Resource Center, USA             


European Zebrafish Resource Center, Germany

 Tübingen (TU)
 mpv17a9; mitfaw2(Casper)

Website for sources

Charles River Laboratories, USA http://www.criver.com

Charles River Laboratories, Canada http://www.criver.com

Harlan Sprague Dawley, Inc., USA (Renamed as Envigo since 2015, http://www.envigo.com/ )

Harlan UK Ltd, UK (Renamed as Envigo since 2015, http://www.envigo.com/ )

The Jackson Laboratory, USA http://www.jax.org

Taconic Farms Inc, USA http://www.taconic.com

Zebrafish International Resource Center, USA https://zebrafish.org/home/guide.php

European Zebrafish Resource Center, Germany https://www.ezrc.kit.edu/

Reference

Learning from nudity: lessons from the nude phenotype, Experimental Dermatology 2005:14: 797-810

The Nude Mouse Skin Phenotype: The Role of Foxn1 in Hair Follicle Development and Cycling, Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2001: 71: 171-178