DA (Dark Agouti) Inbred Rat


Characteristics / Husbandry

  • Litter average: 6.0
  • Coat: Agouti
  • Haplotype: RT1av1
  • Females have a defective bile acid transport
Research Use & Related Publications
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis
Induced rheumatoid arthritis
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Inbred by Odell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, from heterogeneous stocks with unknown antecedents. To Wilson at Wistar Institute, who named it DA because it expressed the ‘d’ blood group allele, and it is a (agouti) in colour (Wilson, 1965). Palm and Black (1971) suggested that it might be related to COP, even though they differ in coat colour. To Agricultural Research Centre, Cambridge.

From A.R.C. Cambridge, United Kingdom; to Olac, United Kingdom, in 1979; to Harlan, United States, in 1992. Harlan became Envigo in 2015.

Order Code: 092

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