APPENDIX 1H Commonly Used Rat Strains

  1. Heinz W. Kunz,
  2. Thomas J. Gill III

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.ima01hs13

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Kunz, H. W. and Gill, T. J. 2001. Commonly Used Rat Strains. Current Protocols in Immunology. 17:1H:A.1H.1–A.1H.2.

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: MAR 1995


It is critical that genetically defined animals be used in immunological studies so that data can be adequately compared both within and between strains to examine the genetic effects on the phenomena being studied. This appendix lists some of the most commonly used rat strains and their immunogenetic properties.