TABLE 1Survey of the First 45 and the First 61 “Rat” Papers Published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology in 1979 and 1999

19791999
No. of papers4561
No.%No.%
Used inbreds3(7)19(31)
Used outbredsa42(93)43(70)
Use strain/stock
 SD29(64)25(41)
 Wistar10(22)12(20)
 F3442(4)14(23)
 Other5(11)9(15)
Strain in title/abstractb8(18)27(44)
Used more than 1 strain1(2)4(7)
Able to find new genetic variationc0(0)0(0)
a

One paper used both.

b

Used as an indication of whether the author(s) considered that they were investigating “the rat” or a particular strain of rats.

c

Papers that used more than one strain comparatively when not investigating a known polymorphism.

From: Rat Genetics and Toxicology

Cover of Microbial Status and Genetic Evaluation of Mice and Rats
Microbial Status and Genetic Evaluation of Mice and Rats: Proceedings of the 1999 US/Japan Conference.
National Research Council (US) International Committee of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2000.
Copyright © 2000, National Academy of Sciences.

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