- Often used as the normotensive control for the SHR
- Males exhibit systolic blood pressures of 125 to 140 mmHg at 10 weeks of age
- A partially inbred model (F10) which retains some residual heterozygosity
Origin: NIH received the Wistar Kyoto inbred/outbred model as an inbred from the Kyoto School of Medicine in 1971. Taconic received stock at F10 from the NIH Animal Genetic Resource in 1974. The rats were derived by caesarean in 1982 and are maintained as a randomly bred closed colony.
Availability: Live production of this model has ceased. This webpage is retained for historical reference, but this model is not available from Taconic.
Coat Color Loci: a, Tyrc, h