The Ataxic Syrian Hamster: An Animal Model Homologous to the pcd Mutant Mouse?


A spontaneous model of cerebellar ataxia in the Syrian hamster is described. Breeding data indicate that the condition is hereditary and that the mode of inheritance is autosomal recessive. Homozygotes are smaller in size than the wild-type but have a normal appearance. Mutants show a moderate ataxia beginning at 7 weeks of age. Although affected adults… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12311-009-0113-9


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