nude mice


nude mice
Strains of athymic mice bearing the recessive allele nu/nu which are largely hairless and lack all or most of the T-cell population. Show no rejection of either allografts or xenografts; nu/nu alleles on some backgrounds have near normal numbers of T-cells.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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