Type: Outbred mice
Origin: Developed at the NIH Genetic Resource by Dr. Carl Hansen. N:NIH Swiss outbred mice (albino) were crossed to C57BL/6N (black, non-agouti) mice to generate a hybrid black mouse that was heterozygous for the agouti locus. Through a series of test matings and backcrosses (N10) to the N:NIH(S) strain, the agouti gene was eliminated. Received by NCI in 2000. To Charles River in 2010 from NCI.
Coat color: Black
Strain code: 492
Ideal for: General purpose pigmented outbred mouse, foster mother, pseudopregnant recipients for albino lines
Bred in: US
Health reports: Using strain nomenclature find the strain at links below
*Photos provided courtesy of Charles River