Strain information
 NBRP Rat No: 0156  Strain name: F344/NSlc  Commmon Name: Rat Genome Database
Principal Investigator:  Sadaaki Takagi  Japan SLC, Inc       3371-8, Kotoh-cho, Hamamatsu    431-1103 Shizuoka     Japan
Tel: 053-486-3178    Fax: 053-486-3156 Email:
Preservation Status:   Embryo        Sperm       Living Animals ../images/Photos/F344%20NSlc/161a%20(Large).jpg ../images/Photos/F344%20NSlc/161z%20(Large).jpg
Coat Color  albino (c)
Inbred Generations  F138+50
Usage Restrictions  
Genetic Status
 Inbred  Segregating  Congenic  Consomic  Recombinant
 Coisogenic  Spont. Mutant  Transgene  Ind. Mutant  Category Other 
Comercial Availability Japan SLC, Inc
Research Category
 Diabetes Obesity  Neurobiology  Ophthalmology  Dentistry  Cardio Hypertension
 Cancer  Metabolism  Otorhinology  Immunology  Infectious
 Osteosis  Internal Organ  Dermatology  Reproduction  Development
 Behavior  Hematology  Urology  Pharmacology  Research Area Others 
 Control Strain  Marker Strain
Gene Affected
Origin The Instutite of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo > Slc (1980)
Strain characteristics Small size. Docile.
Breeding Conditions Sib mating. Good breeding performance.
References Yoshihara M, Sato T, Saito D, Ohara O, Kuramoto T, Suyama M.
Application of target capture sequencing of exons and conserved non-coding sequences to 20 inbred rat strains.
Genomics Data. 2016 Dec; 10: 155–157

Nakanishi S, Serikawa T, Kuramoto T.
Slc:Wistar Outbred Rats Show Close Genetic Similarity with F344 Inbred Rats.
Exp Anim. 64(1):25-29, 2015.

Kuramoto T, Nakanishi S, Ochiai M, Nakagama H, Voigt B, Serikawa T.
Origins of Albino and Hooded Rats: Implications from Molecular Genetic Analysis across Modern Laboratory Rat Strains.
PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43059.
Additional strain information F344