PERC was derived from wild mice trapped in Peru. As a wild-derived strain with many genetic differences from laboratory mice, this strain is useful for genetic mapping, evolution and systematics research.Read More +
Both PERC and PERA (Stock No. 000930) were derived from wild mice trapped in Peru. Wild-derived mice are genetically distinct from common laboratory mice for a number of complex phenotypic characteristics and are valuable tools for genetic mapping, evolution and systematics research.
J Coppock trapped wild mice in Nana Village, in Rimac Valley, Peru,and ME Wallace, University of Cambridge, developed an inbred strain from them in 1972. ME Wallace sent breeders from this inbred to EM Eicher at The Jackson Laboratory in 1987.
Currently there are no related genes or alleles for this strain.
When using the PERC/EiJ mouse strain in a publication, please include JAX stock #001307 in your Materials and Methods section.