Laboratory strains of mice propagated by brother-sister matings for many generations and hence highly homozygous and genetically uniform. In some strains, the inbreeding program has been carried out for 40 years. The strains most commonly mentioned in the literature are: albino (A, Ak, BALB, RIII), black (C57 black, C58), black agouti (CBA, C3H), brown (C57 brown), dilute brown (DBA/2), dilute brown piebald (I). See Chronology, 1909, Little; 1942, Snell.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.