Availability and distribution
Newly characterized mutant strains added to the Mouse Mutant Resource collection are announced to the scientific community in the mouse models table on the MMR website, included in the searchable Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) and JAX® Mice databases, and published in the scientific literature.
We encourage those of you interested in newly characterized mutants to sign up for the MGI-list listserv to receive notices of new spontaneous mutants.
As new mutant strains are added to the collection, established mutant strains that are in lower demand are removed from active breeding after being cryopreserved as frozen embryos or germplasm. Cryopreservation of mutant strains is used to efficiently manage limited vivarium space, while assuring continued availability. DNA is preserved from all stocks and is available from the DNA Resource.
Strains in high demand are transferred to the Genetic Resource Science or JAX production colonies for distribution in greater numbers.
Ordering and distribution
Strains carrying spontaneous mutations are available from the Mouse Mutant Resource according to their status, i.e. live or cryopreserved. The number of mice available and the delivery time are dependent on the status of the strain. Strains maintained live on the shelf are available as breeding pairs or in small numbers of mutant and control mice (up to 6 mice per order can be provided within 1-3 months). Greater numbers may be available for some strains.
MMR stocks are included in the JAX® Mice Database, which can be searched by gene name, strain name, stock number, strain type, or research area. Mice from MMR stocks are available as breeding pairs or in small experimental groups.
All orders and inquiries about strain availability should be placed through Customer Service. Orders are shipped on a first-come/first-served basis. For current price and product information, search the JAX® Mice Database.