Health Report Area 3a

Nomenclature CBA/CaHArc
Product code CBA
Strain Description Inbred
Coat Colour Agouti (A/A)
MHC Haplotype H2Kk
Complement Factor C5 normal
  • Low activity and docile.
  • High overall tumour incidence, including hepatomas and mammary tumours.
  • Resistant to the induction of atherosclerosis by high fat diet.
  • Widely distributed as a general purpose strain.
  • Considerable variation between sublines, thus care must be exercised in comparing CBA subline data.
  • High rate of spontaneous mutations.