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The Mouse Genome Database (MGD): mouse biology and model systems.

The Mouse Genome Database, (MGD,, integrates genetic, genomic and phenotypic information about the laboratory mouse, a primary animal model for studying human biology and disease. MGD data content includes comprehensive characterization of genes and their functions, standardized descriptions of mouse phenotypes, extensive integration of DNA and protein sequence data, normalized representation of genome and genome variant information including comparative data on mammalian genes. Data within MGD are obtained from diverse sources including manual curation of the biomedical literature, direct contributions from individual investigator's laboratories and major informatics resource centers such as Ensembl, UniProt and NCBI. MGD collaborates with the bioinformatics community on the development of data and semantic standards such as the Gene Ontology (GO) and the Mammalian Phenotype (MP) Ontology. MGD provides a data-mining platform that enables the development of translational research hypotheses based on comparative genotype, phenotype and functional analyses. Both web-based querying and computational access to data are provided. Recent improvements in MGD described here include the association of gene trap data with mouse genes and a new batch query capability for customized data access and retrieval.

Pubmed ID: 18158299


  • Bult CJ
  • Eppig JT
  • Kadin JA
  • Richardson JE
  • Blake JA
  • Mouse Genome Database Group


Nucleic acids research

Publication Data

January 15, 2008

Associated Grants

  • Agency: NHGRI NIH HHS, Id: HG000330

Mesh Terms

  • Animals
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Mice
  • Models, Animal
  • Mutagenesis
  • Phenotype
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface