Wahlsten2: Wildness in 21 inbred strains of mice assessed through a rating scale (2003)

Wahlsten D, Metten P, Crabbe JC. A rating scale for wildness and ease of handling laboratory mice: results for 21 inbred strains tested in two laboratories. Genes Brain Behav. 2003 Apr;2(2):71-9.   PubMed 12884964  


       
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Participants Douglas Wahlsten       University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario CANADA
John C Crabbe       Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
Pamela Metten       Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
With: Bryden C, Moisan B, Cooper SF, Schlumbohm J, Yu C-H
ContactDouglas Wahlsten     dlwahlst@uncg.edu
AcknowledgementsFunding provided by NIH AA12714, AA10760; Department of Veterans Affairs; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC 45825)

Generous funds from AstraZeneca were used to defray the cost of mice through the Mouse Phenome Project Collaborations Program.
Project type Phenotype strain survey data set
MPD identifiersWahlsten2     MPD:160
Data changelog No updates/corrections.       Initial release date: 03/2004.
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Rating scales for difficulty in capturing and holding mice were devised to provide an impression of the difficulties encountered in working with various strains of mice.
This study was conducted on the same set of mice tested for several behavioral parameters and examined for brain defects (Wahlsten1).
Missing data code clarifications:
DI = died; always occurred in home cage in colony room, never during the actual test
ND = no data; almost always occurred because technician failed to record rating
PP = physical problem; for strain C58/J, trial was stopped when they sank in water maze
OT = other; average undefined because of missing values

Summary of procedures that were conducted
• behavior observation Wildness scoring during various phenotyping tests.
Mice: inbred   21 strains   ♀♂   age 10-12wks   1 cohort

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Data set MPD ID Procedure / Protocol Drug or Challenge Phenotype Measure Panel No. of Strains Sex Age Sample Size (Avg)
    Wahlsten2 16001 behavior observation (none) number of tests with squeaks   [score]  nsqueak inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=10
    Wahlsten2 16002 behavior observation (none) number of tests with bites   [score]  nbite inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=10
    Wahlsten2 16003 behavior observation (none) number of tests with escapes   [score]  nflee inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=10
    Wahlsten2 16004 behavior observation (none) number of placid tests (capture ratings + hold ratings)   [score]  nplacid inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=10
    Wahlsten2 16005 behavior observation (none) capture rating, overall mean   [score]  capture inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=8
    Wahlsten2 16006 behavior observation (none) hold rating, overall mean   [score]  hold inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=8
    Wahlsten2 16007 behavior observation (none) wildness rating, sum of capture and hold means   [score]  wildness inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=8
    Wahlsten2 16008 behavior observation (none) wildness rating, mean during open field and elevated plus maze   [score]  of_epm inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=10
    Wahlsten2 16009 behavior observation (none) wildness rating, mean during rotarod   [score]  rrod inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=9
    Wahlsten2 16010 behavior observation (none) wildness rating, mean during water escape   [score]  wmaze inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=9
    Wahlsten2 16011 behavior observation (none) wildness rating, mean during weighing   [score]  weigh inbred 21 both 10-12wks N=9
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