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WISTAR Rat

Model characteristics

Type:

Outbred rat

Strain name:

RjHan:WI


Origin:

Zentralinstitut für Versuchstierzucht (Hannover) 1982 (from Allington Farm - UK - 1964)

Colour and related genotype:

Albino rat - Tyrc/Tyrc

Breeding:

Good breeder


Cryo
In vivo
In vitro

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

Cardiovascular diseases Degenerative diseases, ageeing Metabolic disorders Oncology Physiology - Physiopathology Preclinical Transgenesis

Useful documents

Download the technical sheet

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Health monitoring report

Growth curve

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

Reproductive data

Monogamous mating according Robertson System

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