Screening for mouse retinal degenerations. II. Molossinus MOLC and MOLD strains.


Using screening techniques of indirect ophthalmoscopy, electroretinography, and histology, we found inbred strains of Mus musculus molossinus to have a variable onset of retinal degeneration, which may present with early loss of outer segments and photoreceptor nuclei. The early affected mice have constricted vessels, optic atrophy, and markedly abnormal… (More)