requires submission of 3 males, preferably breeding, 10-24 weeks of age. You will receive frozen sperm aliquots in sterile CBS high-biosecurity straws.
requires submission of 10 males, preferably breeding, 10-24 weeks of age, and submission of about 30 females 7-12 weeks of age. You will receive all cryopreserved morula stage embryos (~20 embryos per sterile CBS high-biosecurity straws), collected from the donor females you provide.
Resuscitation via cryopreserved embryos
requires submission of 40-60 cryopreserved embryos. You will receive all transgene positive pups after genotyping and health monitoring procedures.
Resuscitation via cryopreserved sperm
will be performed by intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
You will receive all transgene positive pups after genotyping and health monitoring assays.
Rederivation to pathogen-free status via embryo transfer
requires submission of 5 males, 10-24 weeks of age and 10 females, 7-12 weeks of age. You will receive all transgene positive pups after genotyping and health monitoring assays.
Resuscitation and rederivation procedures are performed in pathogen-free barrier facility, and clean surrogate mothers purchased from commercial vendor are used for embryo transfers. You will receive the litters with confirmed genetics and pathogen-free health status.
requires tail tip or sperm aliquot. Types of assays available include standard PCR, standard PCR followed by restriction digest or sequencing, RT-PCR, qPCR and probe-based allelic discrimination.
Genotyping assay development
requires certain sequence information and a positive control sample. Please contact us to discuss.
Validation/optimization of a genotyping assay
requires an assay protocol with primer information and a positive control sample.
Low density microsatellite or SNP analysis is available for genotyping, strain identification or marker-assisted speed congenic approaches.
on metaphase spreads prepared from cells for detection of aneuploidy.
Fluorescent in situ Hybridization
with commercially available probes.
on metaphase spreads prepared from cells is available on a collaborative basis.
Tissue or organ sample collection
from specific strains, preserved or fixed to your specifications. Cost includes euthanasia, necropsy and aseptic collection of one organ or tissue. Additional samples may be collected from the same animal for a set fee per organ or tissue.
Timed Pregnant Rats
females are available for our live colony strains only. For each order, we mate hormonely synchronized females and ship at least 2 plug positive females. Successful pregnancies cannot be guaranteed.
The gut microbiota (GM) is now recognized as a key factor in health and disease. Differences in the composition of the gut microbiota of research animals may contribute to altered phenotypes or poor reproducibility of animal-based studies. Culture-independent techniques such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) allow in-depth characterization of the GM. The RRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rDNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using rat models. For more information, please see here
or contact us.
16S rDNA gene sequencing
requires submission of 1-2 fresh fecal samples per rat. Samples should be frozen immediately following collection and shipped frozen. You will receive a detailed report containing the relative abundance of all detected microbes at each taxonomic level, 2D and 3D principal component analyses, rarefaction curves, and the associated raw data. For more information, please see here