Crusio1 animal documentation

Spatial learning, grooming, response to novelty, inter-male aggression, and hippocampal neuroanatomy in 53 BXD recombinant inbred strains of mice   (2018)

Delprato A, Crusio WE
With: Bonheur B, Algéo MP, Rosay P, Lu L, Williams RW, Bubier JA, Chesler EJ, Murillo A, Dhawan E

See also: Crusio1 protocol


Animal documentation

Source BXD mice were obtained directly or indirectly from Dr. Robert Williams at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis TN). Note that strain names are purposely not given a substrain designation, as this information was not provided to MPD.
Ages
10-12 wks of age at start of experiment
Feed

Safe, type 113, sterilized, provided ad libitum

Water
Softened, sterilized, provided ad libitum
Temperature
21° +/- 1°C
Humidity
Humidity controlled, 55 +/- 10%
Housing
All mice were housed and bred in an SPF facility at the University of Bordeaux (Pessac, France). Two to four mice were housed in classical (nonventilated) clear plastic cages (162 x 406 x 176 mm) (Techniplast France, Lyon, France). Poplar wood shavings (Souralit, Girona, Spain) were used and no other bedding or nesting materials were provided.
Photoperiod 12:12h light:dark cycle (lights on at 0700h)
Time period Experiments were initiated in 2006 and completed in early 2013
Care and Use
All procedures performed within this experiment were approved by the University of Bordeaux