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Rats, Zucker

Two populations of Zucker rats have been cited in research--the "fatty" or obese and the lean. The "fatty" rat (Rattus norvegicus) appeared as a spontaneous mutant. The obese condition appears to be due to a single recessive gene.

Year introduced: 1991(1981)

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Tree Number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.635.505.700.550.700

MeSH Unique ID: D011924

Entry Terms:

  • Zucker Rats
  • Zucker Rat
  • Rat, Zucker

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