Webinar: Making Sense of Mouse Nomenclature and Promoting Genetic Stability

What is in a name? From mouse strain nomenclature, you can determine genetic background, genetic modifications, who created the strain and who currently distributes it. Genetic changes which occur in mouse strains are reflected in the formal nomenclature. Learn how maintaining genetic stability is critical to generating the most reliable and reproducible data. 

During this webinar, we will discuss the following topics: 

  • How to de-code inbred, mutant and transgenic mouse strain names 
  • Critical factors that affect strain phenotypes: strain background, environmental factors and genetic drift 
  • How quickly substrains can develop and their research implications 
  • Genetic and phenotypic differences in C57BL/6 substrains 
  • Considerations for choosing the best controls 
  • Best practices to maintain a genetically consistent mouse colony 
  • The power of the JAX Genetic Stability Program in preventing cumulative genetic drift

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