Mice heterozygous for the caracul-like 8 spontaneous mutation present early with a curly coat and wavy vibrissae.
The Cal8 mutation arose spontaneously in the strain CByJ.Cg-vtab/GrsrJ and the vtab mutation arose spontaneously in the strain CBy.A-Ttcfsn/J in 2002. Although neither the vtab phenotype of variable tail abnormalities nor the Ttcfsn phenotype of flaky skin have been seen in the Cal8 mutant subline, there is a remote possibility that vtab or, less likely, Ttcfsn is still segregating in the cryopreserved bankstock.
|Allele Name||caracul-like 8|
|Allele Type||Spontaneous (Not Specified)|
|Gene Symbol and Name||Cal8, caracul-like 8|
|Strain of Origin||CByJ.Cg-vtab/GrsrJ|
|Molecular Note||This hertiable phenotypic mutation arose spontaneously at The Jackson Laboratory.|