BALB/cA Bom Inbred Mouse Model
This line is cryopreserved and requires cryorecovery.

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  • Genotype
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  • Often used for the production of monoclonal antibodies, using hybridomas of BALB/c origin
  • Larger than the BALB/cAnNTac and BALB/cJBom, it exhibits good breeding performance and has a long reproductive life-span


The BALB/cABom inbred model was developed by the Chester Beatty Institute. The Cancer Research Institute in Aarhus, Denmark received stock from the Chester Beatty Institute in 1956. M&B A/S (now Taconic Europe) received stock at F35 + 15 in 1968. Fibiger Laboratory in Copenhagen (Fib) received stock at F50 + 9 in 1972. M&B A/S (now Taconic Europe) received stock at F95 from Fib in 1988. The Taconic foundation colony was at F95 + 31 in 2000.


Live production of this model ceased on December 7, 2015. This model is now cryopreserved and available for cryorecovery.


  • Strain Profile: Akp1b, Akp2a, Anpepb, Car2b, Es1b, Es2b, Es3a, Es5b, Es9a, H6pd1b, Gpi1a, Got2b, Hbbd, Idh1a, Ldr1a, Ldr2a, Mod1a, Mup1a, Pep3a, Pgm1a, Trfb
  • Immunology: H2d

Coat Color Loci:

Tyrp1b, Tyrc





n= 40 per sex at MPF health standard from EU production colonies. Data collected 2014-15.
High and Low represent mean +/- 1 standard deviation.
Based on sample size the charts above represents ~60% of the population.
All growth curves represent animals housed in our barriers, at our standard density and fed NIH31-M diet. Variations at customer facilities will alter expected growth curves. Growth charts are provided only as a guide, if a specific weight criteria is needed please order animals by weight.

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Average litter size: 7
  • Pathophysiology: Low tumor rate in the absence of MMTV. High incidence in the presence of MMTV. Susceptible to streptozotocin-induced and encephalomycarditis (EMC-M) induced diabetes. High incidence of spontaneous calcified heart lesions in older animals. High incidence of spleen amyloidosis in older males. Very sensitive to radiation.