Strain Summary

The strains listed below are available for sale from the Animal Resources Centre. Other customer-specific lines are also maintained, some of which may be available with permission from the owner.

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Strains marked with an asterisk (*) are produced under a propagation agreement with The Jackson Laboratory. These mice are sold subject to The Jackson Laboratory’s Conditions of Use and also the Australian Patent Number (2004268530). Information regarding conditions of use is available at: This information is included in the ‘Strain Information’ section for each substrain derived from pedigreed stocks from The Jackson Laboratory.


Outbred Mice

Arc:Arc(S) (Swiss)
Arc:Q(S) (Quackenbush Swiss)

Inbred Mice

129X1/SvJArc * CBA/CaHArc
A/JArc DBA/1JArc *
BALB/cArc DBA/2JArc *
C3H/HeJArc * FVB/NJArc *
C57BL/6JArc * NOD/ShiLtJArc *
C57BL/10ScSnArc SJL/JArc *

Congenic Mice

Strain Name

Common Name



B10.BR-H2k2   H2-T18a/SgSnJArc

B10BR *



Mutant Mice

Strain Name Common Name
BALB/c-Foxn1nu/Arc athymic nude
C57BL/10ScSn-Dmdmdx/Arc mdx (X-linked)
C.B-17/IcrHanHsdArcPrkdcscid SCID
NOD.CB17-Prkdcscid/Arc NOD/SCID   

F1 Hybrid Mice

Other hybrid strains available on request

Induced Mutant Mice

Strain Name Common Name
C57BL/6J-TgN(A2KbHLA)6HsdArc A2Kb
B6.129P2-Apoetm1Unc/JArc Apoe *
B6.SVJ129-Rag1tm1Bal/Arc Rag1

Additional Information

For other strains at ARC:
For other strains in Australia: and
For other information:


Coat colour genes: Tyrc (albino), Tyrp1b (brown), A (agouti), a (non-agouti), Myo5ad (dilute).

Other genes of interest: Cdh23ahl (age related hearing loss), Pde6brd1 (retinal degeneration 1)



Outbred Rats

Strain Name Common Name
ArcCrl:CD(SD)IGS SD (Sprague Dawley)
ArcCrl:WI Wistar

Inbred Rats

Strain Name Common Name
BN/RijHsdArc BN (Brown Norway)
DA/Arc DA (Dark agouti)
F344/Arc F344 (Fisher 344)
LEW/CrlArc Lewis
PVG/CArc PVG (Piebald Virology Glaxo)
SHR/NCrlArc SHR (Spontaneous hypertensive rats)
WKY/NCrlArc WKY (Wistar-Kyoto)

Mutant Rats

Strain Name Common Name
CBH–rnu/Arc athymic nude
LPK Lewis polycystic kidney


Please contact the Animal Resources Centre if you require a strain that is not listed or if you require information on international strain availability.

The corresponding strain information is provided in a standard format for easy reference. Information on animal characteristics, usage and historical origin has been obtained from: “NIH Rodents 1980 Catalogue”; The Jackson Laboratory website (; “Inbred Strains in Biomedical Research” (Michael Festing 1979) and “Origins and Characteristics of Inbred Strains of Mice” (Michael Festing, Mouse Genome 89(3), 421-548, 1991).


The strain information presented in this manual is derived from published information. The Animal Resources Authority accepts no responsibility for the authenticity of the published information.