Mice have featured as a key model in scientific experiments for hundreds of years, helping to elucidate human psychology, behavior and disease. Over the course of the last century or so, selective breeding of mice has led to the development of many distinct strains for use in different kinds of experiments.
Mouse strains exhibit a broad genetic diversity, resulting in marked variation in their behavioral, physical and health characteristics. This variation makes it vital to understand the important attributes of each strain in order to select the one(s) to suit each experimental setup.
In this database, you can find detailed information on the major characteristics of every mouse strain, allowing you to easily see which strain suits your purposes. We provide information on the history, genetics, physicality, disease tendencies, behavior, and common uses of every strain.