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Strains

Lauren Gerard Koch and Steven L. Britton

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162851
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0003
 Strains

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This chapter discusses the development of inbred strains, which relates directly to the use of experimental design for probing cause and effect at all levels of biological organization. Topics covered include the theoretical basis of inbred strains, model development, and experimental use of inbreds.

Keywords: laboratory rats; inbred strains; Hardy-Weinberg principle; model development; experimental design

Chapter.  6464 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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