C57BL/6 Mouse

C57BL/6NCrl
Inbred
C57BL/6 Mouse
C57BL/6 Mouse
C57BL/6 mice are most commonly used as the genetic background for transgenic mouse models
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C57BL/6 Mouse Details

C57BL/6 mice are the most used inbred strain in research. Our C57BL/6 mouse colonies are genetically identical within each strain, making them free of genetic differences that could impact research results. Inbred mouse strains exhibit a high degree of uniformity in their inherited characteristics, or phenotypes, which include appearance, behavior, and response to experimental treatments.


 
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Animal Model Evaluation Program

Learn how our animal model evaluation program can help you determine if the C57BL/6 mouse is right for your research.

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Charles River uses our International Genetic Standardization (IGS) program coupled with a pyramid mating system designed to maintain the highest levels of genetic uniformity in our C57BL/6 mice. The pyramid mating system ensures our C57BL/6 mice are genetically identical within each mouse strain.

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.

Note: We also offer the C57BL/6-Germ-Free Mouse (bred in US), C57BL/6-Elite Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile (bred in US), and the C57BL/6-SOPF Mouse with a SOPF health profile (bred in France).

Coat Color
Black

MHC Haplotype
H2b

Strain Code
027

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

C57BL/6 Mouse US Growth Chart

LOCATION: Kingston
UNIT: K84
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UNIT: K96
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LOCATION: Raleigh
UNIT: R01
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LOCATION: Hollister
UNIT: H44
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UNIT: H47
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C57BL/6 Mouse Details

C57BL/6 mice are the most used inbred strain in research. Our C57BL/6 mouse colonies are genetically identical within each strain, making them free of genetic differences that could impact research results. Inbred mouse strains exhibit a high degree of uniformity in their inherited characteristics, or phenotypes, which include appearance, behavior, and response to experimental treatments.


 
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Animal Model Evaluation Program

Learn how our animal model evaluation program can help you determine if the C57BL/6 mouse is right for your research.

Evaluate Your Model

Charles River uses our International Genetic Standardization (IGS) program coupled with a pyramid mating system designed to maintain the highest levels of genetic uniformity in our C57BL/6 mice. The pyramid mating system ensures our C57BL/6 mice are genetically identical within each mouse strain.

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.

Note: We also offer the C57BL/6-Germ-Free Mouse (bred in US), C57BL/6-Elite Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile (bred in US), and the C57BL/6-SOPF Mouse with a SOPF health profile (bred in France).

Coat Color
Black

MHC Haplotype
H2b

Strain Code
027

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

C57BL/6 Mouse Canada Growth Chart

Canadian Pricing*

*This pricing is subject to our General Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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C57BL/6 Mouse Details

C57BL/6 mice are the most used inbred strain in research. Our C57BL/6 mouse colonies are genetically identical within each strain, making them free of genetic differences that could impact research results. Inbred mouse strains exhibit a high degree of uniformity in their inherited characteristics, or phenotypes, which include appearance, behavior, and response to experimental treatments.


 
evaluate a C57BL/6 mouse model to further your research


Animal Model Evaluation Program

Learn how our animal model evaluation program can help you determine if the C57BL/6 mouse is right for your research.

Evaluate Your Model

Charles River uses our International Genetic Standardization (IGS) program coupled with a pyramid mating system designed to maintain the highest levels of genetic uniformity in our C57BL/6 mice. The pyramid mating system ensures our C57BL/6 mice are genetically identical within each mouse strain.

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.

Note: We also offer the C57BL/6-Germ-Free Mouse (bred in US), C57BL/6-Elite Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile (bred in US), and the C57BL/6-SOPF Mouse with a SOPF health profile (bred in France).

Coat Color
Black

MHC Haplotype
H2b

Strain Code
027

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

C57BL/6 Mouse Germany Growth Chart

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C57BL/6 Mouse Details

C57BL/6 mice are the most used inbred strain in research. Our C57BL/6 mouse colonies are genetically identical within each strain, making them free of genetic differences that could impact research results. Inbred mouse strains exhibit a high degree of uniformity in their inherited characteristics, or phenotypes, which include appearance, behavior, and response to experimental treatments.


 
evaluate a C57BL/6 mouse model to further your research


Animal Model Evaluation Program

Learn how our animal model evaluation program can help you determine if the C57BL/6 mouse is right for your research.

Evaluate Your Model

Charles River uses our International Genetic Standardization (IGS) program coupled with a pyramid mating system designed to maintain the highest levels of genetic uniformity in our C57BL/6 mice. The pyramid mating system ensures our C57BL/6 mice are genetically identical within each mouse strain.

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.

Note: We also offer the C57BL/6-Germ-Free Mouse (bred in US), C57BL/6-Elite Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile (bred in US), and the C57BL/6-SOPF Mouse with a SOPF health profile (bred in France).

Coat Color
Black

MHC Haplotype
H2b

Strain Code
027

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

C57BL/6 Mouse Italy Growth Chart

Try out these mice with our animal evaluation program→

C57BL/6 Mouse Details

C57BL/6 mice are the most used inbred strain in research. Our C57BL/6 mouse colonies are genetically identical within each strain, making them free of genetic differences that could impact research results. Inbred mouse strains exhibit a high degree of uniformity in their inherited characteristics, or phenotypes, which include appearance, behavior, and response to experimental treatments.


 
evaluate a C57BL/6 mouse model to further your research


Animal Model Evaluation Program

Learn how our animal model evaluation program can help you determine if the C57BL/6 mouse is right for your research.

Evaluate Your Model

Charles River uses our International Genetic Standardization (IGS) program coupled with a pyramid mating system designed to maintain the highest levels of genetic uniformity in our C57BL/6 mice. The pyramid mating system ensures our C57BL/6 mice are genetically identical within each mouse strain.

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.

Note: We also offer the C57BL/6-Germ-Free Mouse (bred in US), C57BL/6-Elite Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile (bred in US), and the C57BL/6-SOPF Mouse with a SOPF health profile (bred in France).

Coat Color
Black

MHC Haplotype
H2b

Strain Code
027

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

C57BL/6 Mouse Japan Growth Chart

For additional information, including pricing details, please visit the C57BL/6 mouse page on the Charles River Japan website.

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C57BL/6 Mouse Details

C57BL/6 mice are the most used inbred strain in research. Our C57BL/6 mouse colonies are genetically identical within each strain, making them free of genetic differences that could impact research results. Inbred mouse strains exhibit a high degree of uniformity in their inherited characteristics, or phenotypes, which include appearance, behavior, and response to experimental treatments.


 
evaluate a C57BL/6 mouse model to further your research


Animal Model Evaluation Program

Learn how our animal model evaluation program can help you determine if the C57BL/6 mouse is right for your research.

Evaluate Your Model

Charles River uses our International Genetic Standardization (IGS) program coupled with a pyramid mating system designed to maintain the highest levels of genetic uniformity in our C57BL/6 mice. The pyramid mating system ensures our C57BL/6 mice are genetically identical within each mouse strain.

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.

Note: We also offer the C57BL/6-Germ-Free Mouse (bred in US), C57BL/6-Elite Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile (bred in US), and the C57BL/6-SOPF Mouse with a SOPF health profile (bred in France).

Coat Color
Black

MHC Haplotype
H2b

Strain Code
027

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

Growth Chart for C57BL/6NCrl Mouse at Vital River Laboratories in China

Please email us at [email protected] to request a health report for this model.

For additional information, including pricing details, please visit the C57BL/6NCrl mouse page on the Vital River Laboratories website.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I evaluate a mouse model?

    Selecting the appropriate animal model is critical to the success of your research. Our Animal Model Evaluation Program allows researchers to assess the quality and compatibility of our mouse models before making a commitment.

  • Where are Charles River C57BL/6 mice available?

    C57BL/6 mouse models are available globally from Charles River through more than 20 breeding facilities.

  • Is the C567BL/6 mouse a good model for the creation of transgenic models?

    C57BL/6 mice are most commonly used as the genetic background of our mouse models. C57BL/6 ES cells are used to create transgenic mouse models. When a project calls for ES cell technology, we offer an integrated solution for genetic manipulation of ES cells and injections into embryos for reimplantation into foster females.

  • Which health statuses are available for C57BL/6 mouse colonies?

    VAF/Plus®, VAF/Elite® (SOPF), and germ-free health statuses are available for these mouse models.

    VAF/Elite® (SOPF) mouse models are high-quality, genetically standardized models that are free of select infectious agents and parasites. These mice are ideal for transgenic and knockout model development, diet-induced obesity, safety and efficacy testing, and immunology.

    Germ-free mice are bred in an axenic environment in order to exclude all microorganisms. These mice are essential to microbiome research and the production of specific pathogen-free (SPF) rodent models.