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The National Gnotobiotic Rodent Resource Center (NGRRC) funded by NCRR's Comparative Medicine Section since 2004 provides germ-free and selectively colonized rodents to requesting investigators.
Services of the NGRRC include rodents available for studies: germ-free mice and rats; gnotobiotic rodents selectively colonized with single or multiple bacterial species or strains; SPF (specific pathogen free) control mice. Breeding colonies maintained as germ-free or SPF. Additonal services conducted by center staff are also available.
Instructions for registering as a PI, requesting animals or services require going to the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology & Disease link and following the directions given.
Listing of selected gnotobiotic research papers
Links to sites associated with gnotobiotic or mutant mice