Faculty Research 1990 - 1999


Rules and guidelines for genetic nomenclature in mice: excerpted version. Committee on Standardized Genetic Nomenclature for Mice.

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Antigens: ge, Chromosomes, DNA-Mitochondrial, Genes, Genes-Lethal, Mice: ge, Mice-Inbred-Strains, Mice-Transgenic, Mutation, Nomenclature, Oncogenes, Phenotype, Polymorphism-Restriction-Fragment-Length, Transgenes, Viruses: ge

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Transgenic Res 1997 Sep;6(5):309-19


The unique identification of genes and mouse strains is critical to their identification in research and in the scientific literature. Rules for genetic nomenclature in mice have existed since the 1940s. The latest complete revision of the rules was approved by the International Committee on Standardized Genetic Nomenclature for Mice in November, 1993. Minor revisions have occurred since. The complete, current rules are available on-line from The Jackson Laboratory's Mouse Genome Database (MGD), URL: http:(+)+www.informatics.jax.org. A printed version appeared in Mouse Genome 92 (2), June, 1994, and in Genetic Variants and Strains of the Laboratory Mouse, 3rd edition (Committee on Standardized Genetic Nomenclature for Mice, 1996a,b,c). The excerpted version below gives the general guidelines for naming and symbolizing mouse genes, transgenes and transgenic strains, targeted mutations and DNA markers. More detailed guidelines, including revisions as they are made, may be found at the MGD Web site given above. Subparagraphs are numbered as in the complete guidelines so that the user can refer easily from this excerpted version to the full text. Textual references to paragraphs not included here may be found in the full text as well.

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