DBA/2 Inbred Mouse Model

  • Model #
  • Genotype
  • Nomenclature
  • DBA2-F
  • DBA2-M
  • Used in infectious disease studies, genetic studies and testing anticonvulsants
  • Susceptible to induced audiogenic seizures


The DBA/2 inbred model was developed by Little in 1929-1930 by intercrossing to generate new sublines, 12 (now known as DBA/1 and 212 (now known as DBA/2). NIH received stock at F34 from Midler in 1951. Midler received stock from Little in 1938. Taconic received axenic breeders at F137 from the NIH Animal Genetic Resource in 1981. The Taconic foundation colony was at F201 in 2005.


Now Available


  • Strain Profile: Acy1s, Alada, Car2b, Ce2a, Es1b, Es3c, Esdb, H6pdb, Ggca, Gpi1a, Gus-sb, Hbbd, Idh1b, Ldr1a, Mod1a, Mpi1b, Mup1a, Pepcb, Pgm1b, Pnpa, Sod1a, Trfb
  • Immunology: H2d
  • Other: Cd5a, Cd72a, Cd8aa, Cd8bb, H2-T18c, Hcc, Igh1a, Thy-1b

Coat Color Loci:

a, Tyrp1b, Myo5ad


Dilute Brown Non-Agouti



For some applications, weight may be critical. For orders where weight is critical, please place orders by weight, not by age. Taconic can accept orders by weight for this model. A minimum 3 gram span is required. All weights are weights at time of packing. Mice and rats can lose weight in transit. Orders for specific weight spans will be assessed a nominal fee. More detail on weight order policies is available.

n = 250 per sex at MPF health standard from all global colonies.
High and Low represent mean +/- 2 standard deviations.
Based on sample size the charts above represent ~90% 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: 5