Zentralinstitut für Versuchstierzucht (Hannover) 1982 (from Allington Farm - UK - 1964)
Colour and related genotype:
Albino rat - Tyrc/Tyrc
Description of our model and application areas
This strain was selected by DONALDSON in 1906 at the Wistar Institute (USA), from a batch belonging to Chicago University (RUSSEL-LINDSAY, 1979).
The WISTAR rat is an outbred stock, used in all fields of medical and biological research.
Its longevity and high rate of spontaneous tumours make it an ideal choice for ageing studies.
It is an albino strain, easy-to-handle, it is however slower learner than Long Evans rat.
Main application and research fields
The growth curve represents an average which reflects the weight variation of the strain measured between 21 and 84 days for males and females.
Biochemical and hematological parameters
of 6-13-week old WISTAR RjHan:WI rats
Monogamous mating according Robertson System
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