types of rats used in experiments/Tipos de ratos usados em experiências

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Responding to criticism regarding Séralini’s study for using
Sprague Dawley rats

Scientists have bred many strains or “lines” of rats specifically for experimentation. Most are derived from the albino Wistar rat, which is still widely used. Other common strains are the Sprague Dawley, Fischer 344,[2] Holtzman albino strains, the Long-Evans, and Lister black hooded rats. Inbred strains are also available but are not as commonly used as inbred mice.


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Study of the long-term carcinogenicity potential of D-003, a mixture of high molecular weight sugarcane wax acids, in mice



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Lifelong exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate induces tumors in liver and testes of Sprague-Dawley rats.



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Chronic toxicity and carcinogenicity studies with the insecticide endosulfan in rats and mice.



Food Chem Toxicol. 1997 Oct-Nov;35(10-11):1041-60.

Long-term inhalation toxicity of N-vinylpyrrolidone-2 vapours. Studies in rats.



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Results of a long-term carcinogenicity bioassay on Sprague-Dawley rats exposed to sodium arsenite administered in drinking water.