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Strain: WI

Symbol: WI
Strain: WI
Full Name: Wistar rat
RGD ID: 13508588
RRID: RGD_13508588
Ontology ID: RS:0001013
Also known as: W; WISC
Type: outbred
Source: Not Available
Origin: The Wistar rat is an outbred albino rat. This breed was developed at the Wistar Institute in 1906 for use in biological and medical research, and is notably the first rat developed to serve as a model organism.
Coat Color: albino
Last Known Status: Unknown


References - curated
1. Portha B, etal., Diabetes. 1991 Apr;40(4):486-91.


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