Derived in 1935 from an outbred Swiss colony [N:GP(S)] at NIH. In the early 1970s, while being established as an inbred strain, sensitivity to Friend leukemia virus B strain was discovered. At this time inbreeding of this line for the Fv1b allele was undertaken and the strain was called FVB. To Charles River from NIH in 1994.

Coat Color

White (albino)

MHC Haplotype


Ideal For:

Transgenic/knockout model development

Strain Code:


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