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.


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Coat Color


MHC Haplotype


Ideal For:

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

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Informational Resources: C57BL/6 Mouse

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Diet Information for Enhancing or Expressing a Desired Disease Condition: