Summary Data Summary
Species M. musculus
Official Name C57BL/6J
Common Name C57BL/6J
Description C57BL/6J is the most widely used inbred strain and the first
to have its genome sequenced. Although this strain is
refractory to many tumors, it is a permissive background for
maximal expression of most mutations. C57BL/6J mice are
resistant to audiogenic seizures, have a relatively low bone
density, and develop age related hearing loss. They are also
susceptible to diet-induced obesity, type 2 diabetes, and
atherosclerosis. Macrophages from this strain are resistant
to the effects of anthrax lethal toxin.
Child Strains 14
Models 2
External References 1

External References
NameLink to Reference
Mouse Phenome Database: StrainsClick to view