Through high density SNP analysis, some AXB and BXA recombinant inbred strains were shown to be the same or nearly the same genetically. BXA17/Pgn was found to be a replica of BXA8/Pgn. BXA17/Pgn was lost in 1989 or 1990.
The AXB and BXA set of RI strains are useful in the genetic analysis of several complex diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, cleft palate, and hydrocephalus. The individual strains within the RI set also differ in their susceptibility to infectious diseases and in their responses to alcohol, stress, and endotoxin.
The AXB and BXA recombinant inbred (RI) set of strains were originally generated and maintained at the University of California, San Diego, and have been imported into The Jackson Laboratory. There were originally 51 AXB and BXA strains derived from the C57BL/6J (Stock No. 000664) and A/J (Stock No. 000646) progenitor strains. Many of the original strains are either extinct or were discarded due to genetic contamination. Please refer to Sampson et al., 1998 for more information.
Currently there are no related genes or alleles for this strain.