The Pdgfrb-Cre Mouse was developed in the laboratory of Ralf Adams at the London Research Institute. The model was generated by microinjecting a transgene containing a genomic Pdgfrb promoter fragment fused to cre recombinase and a polyA sequence, into 129/B6 zygotes. Founder lines were maintained on a mixed 129;B6 background. Taconic received embryos from CRT in 2013.
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