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Updated genome information for MSM/Ms


The laboratory mouse is one of the most important bioresources for studying principles underlying higher-order biological phenomena and etiologies of human diseases. MSM/Ms is an inbred strain established from Japanese wild mice (Mus musculus molossinus) that were collected in Mishima, Shizuoka-ken, Japan in 1978 (Moriwaki et al. 1994, 2009). M. m. molossinus is known to be a hybrid subspecies between M. m. musculus and west European subspecies, M. m. domesticus, from which genomes of the most classical laboratory strains are derived (Yonekawa et al. 1980; Wade et al. 2002; Yang et al. 2007; Moriwaki 1994, 2009).

In the NBRP Genome Information Upgrading Program (2016.9 - 2017.3) and the NIG Advanced Genomics Project (Next Generation Genome-Research-Hub Project), to provide more in detail of structure and copy number variation for the MSM genome, further resequencing by long-read and short-read sequencing platforms was employed. The genomic information of structural variations and high quality resequencing data of MSM should be deal with quite important information to the research community for variety of phenotypes and diseases study by using mice.

MoG+ users please acknowledge MoG+ in your publications by mentioning the following information:

MoG+; http://molossinus.brc.riken.jp/mogplus/


We, Integrated Bioresource Information Division, reserve the right to be the first to publish a genome-wide analysis of the data that we have generated.

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All of the assembled scaffold sequences are available to download from our FTP site.