B6D2F1 Hybrid Mouse Model
This model is a custom hybrid and is produced upon customer request.

  • Model #
  • Genotype
  • Nomenclature
  • B6D2F1-F
  • B6D2F1-M
  • Has genetic and phenotypic uniformity and accepts transplants of tissue (tumor, ovaries, skin) from mice of either parental strain
  • Used in a broad area of research applications such as radiation and behavioral research, and bioassays of nutrients, drugs and hormones
  • Often used as embryo donors for microinjection of transgenes


The B6D2F1 NIH hybrid model is developed by intercrossing C57BL/6NTac female mice to DBA/2NTac male mice from Taconic US's commercial colonies.


This model is a custom hybrid and is produced upon customer request.


For genetic comparisons and pertinent data, refer to “Genetics” for the parent strains for this hybrid. The B6D2F1 will be heterozygous at the loci where the C57BL/6 and the DBA/2 differ, and homozygous at the loci where they are the same.





Taconic cannot accept orders by weight for this model.

n= 50 per sex at MPF health standard from US colonies. Data collected 2010-12.
High and Low represent mean +/- 2 standard deviations.
Based on sample size the charts above represents ~70% 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.

Customize this chart by clicking the legend elements, then explore download options by hovering your cursor over the down arrow to the right of the chart title.
Average litter size: 6

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