Zucker Rat

Breeding Location

Zucker Rat Details

The spontaneous mutation "obese" (Fatty) was found in the 13 M rat stock of Sherman and Merck by Doctor Lois Zucker, Harriet Bird Memorial Laboratory, Stow Massachusetts 01775, USA, in 1961. The strain was introduced in Orléans at CSEAL, France in 1970; then transferred to Charles River France in 1991. To Charles River Italy in 2014.

Available November/December 2020.

Coat Color

Strain Code
691 (Obese), 690 (Lean)

Ideal For
insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, metabolic syndrome, genetic obesity

Growth chart not available.