C57BL/6

Origin

Developed by C.C. Little in 1921, from a mating of Miss Abby Lathrop’s stock that also gave rise to strains C57BR and C57L. Strains 6 and 10 separated about 1937. To The Jackson Laboratory in 1948 from Hall. To NIH in 1951 from The Jackson Laboratory at F32. To Charles River in 1974 from NIH.

Coat Color

Black

MHC Haplotype

H2b

Ideal For:

General multipurpose model, diet-induced obesity, transgenic/knockout model development, safety and efficacy testing, immunology

Strain Code:

027

Informational Resources: C57BL/6 Mouse

Control Data

Diet Information for Enhancing or Expressing a Desired Disease Condition:

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