BALB/c inbred mice


Characteristics / Husbandry

  • Coat: Albino
  • Litter average: 6.0
  • Docile disposition
  • Haplotype: H-2d
  • Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis resistant
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Albino stock acquired by H. Bagg in 1913 and therefore called "Bagg albino" or BALB. In 1923, inbred by MacDowell, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA. In 1932, at F26 to Snell, who added the 'c' for albino.

Derived from a breeding nucleus obtained from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. 

Order Code: 047

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