The BXD set of RI strains is used in the genetic analysis of numerous complex or potentially complex physiologic phenotypes. The BXD strains are derived from the C57BL/6J (Stock No. 000664) and DBA/2J (Stock No. 000671) progenitor strains.Read More +
The BXD RI strains are used to study the genetics of behavioral phenotypes including alcohol and drug addiction, stress, and locomotor activity.The BXD set of RI strains also are used in the genetic analysis of numerous complex or potentially complex physiologic phenotypes including differences in organ weight and bone mineral density.
The strain distribution pattern (SDP) for the BXD RI strains is available through the Mouse Genome Informatics
Contributed Data Sets and Gene Network.
Additional tools and information are presented through the Mouse Phenome Database
Specialized Strain Panel Query Form, and
Gene Network .
The BXD set of RI strains was developed in the laboratory of Benjamin Taylor and was transferred to The Jackson Laboratory from Dr. Taylor's research colony upon his retirement. Of 42 BXD RI strains originally derived from the C57BL/6J (Stock No. 000664) and DBA/2J (Stock No. 000671), a number have become extinct over the years. The other BXD RI strains now being distributed are listed under "Related Recombinant Inbred Strains."
In 1982/83 after BXD-20/Ty had been intercrossed approximately 48 times (uncertain of exact date and filial generation number) one F48 BXD20/Ty male was outcrossed once to a single C57BL/6J female. The N1 offspring from this cross were then backcrossed to their sire, and this process was repeated 4 times. In total the outcross to C57BL/6J was followed by 4 consecutive backcrosses to the same F48 BXD-20/Ty male. The line was then intercrossed and after 20 additional generations of inbreeding efforts began to cryopreserve the strain. The generation number of the cryopreserved mice F48N5F75+10p.
Currently there are no related genes or alleles for this strain.
When using the BXD20/TyJ mouse strain in a publication, please cite the originating article(s) and include JAX stock #000330 in your Materials and Methods section.