DNA fingerprinting method was applied to identify inbred strains of laboratory rats. By Southern blot hybridization with core sequence of minisatellite DNA as a probe, typical hypervariable patterns of DNA fingerprint were obtained in inbred rat strains. The patterns were completely different among 15 rat strains examined, and the patterns of the DNA fingerprint of samples obtained from the same strain were completely identical. The patterns of the DNA fingerprint of two substrains derived from the same strain were identical, indicating relative stability of the patterns over a large number of generations. Therefore, we concluded that the DNA fingerprinting method was useful for the identification of inbred strains in genetic monitoring of laboratory rats.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Laboratory Animal Science|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology