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.

Obtained by Laboratory Animals Centre, Carshalton from the Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA in 1955. To Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, then to Olac in 1976, to Harlan through acquisition of Olac. Harlan became Envigo in 2015.

Order Code: 162

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