Rats exhibit behaviors and metabolic systems thatresemble those of humans, and their moderate size facilitates experimental procedures. Rats are also amenable to strict control of genetic and environmental factors. Because of these superior properties, various rat disease models have been developed and used in medicine, pharmacology, life science, nutrition, neuroscience, genetics and other fields. Recent developments in genome editing technology have enabled the development of complex genetically modified rats, further increasing their value as a bioresource.
・Number of strains available: about 800 strains
・Information on 109 physiological characteristics: about 200 strains
・Genomic DNA and frozen sperm from ENU mutagenesis: about 10,000 rats
・Recombinant inbred lines between LE/Stm and F344/Stm: 34 lines
・Genome sequencing information on F344/Stm lines and more.
Subjects in the NBRP programs “Genome information upgrading program” and “Fundamental technology upgrading program” related to “Rats”
【 Genome information upgrading program 】
【 Fundamental technology upgrading program 】