Black Swiss

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.

Strain code

492

Coat color

Black

Research application

General purpose pigmented outbred mouse, foster mother, pseudopregnant recipients for albino lines

Breeding location

US

Limited availability, upon reservation from Charles River USA.