2004 Volume 53 Issue 2 Pages 151-154
We updated a database of microsatellite marker polymorphisms found in inbred strains of the mouse, most of which were derived from the wild stocks of four Mus musculus subspecies, M. m. domesticus, M. m. musculus, M. m.castaneus and M. m. molossinus. The major aim of constructing this database was to establish the genetic status of these inbred strains as resources for linkage analysis and positional cloning. The inbred strains incorporated in our database are A/J, C57BL/6J, CBA/J, DBA/2J, SM/J, SWR/J, 129Sv/J, MSM/Ms, JF1/Ms, CAST/Ei, NC/Nga, BLG2/Ms, NJL/Ms, PGN2/Ms, SK/CamEi and SWN/Ms, which have not or have only been poorly incorporated in the Whitehead Institute/MIT (WI/MIT) microsatellite database. The number of polymorphic microsatellite loci incorporated in our database is over 1,000 in all strains, and the URL site for our database is located at http:// www.shigen.nig.ac.jp /mouse/mmdbj/mouse.html.