• Register
Forgot Password

If you have forgotten your password you can enter your email here and get a temporary password sent to your email.


Leaving Community

Are you sure you want to leave this community? Leaving the community will revoke any permissions you have been granted in this community.


Mouse phenome database.

The Mouse Phenome Database (MPD; http://www.jax.org/phenome) is an open source, web-based repository of phenotypic and genotypic data on commonly used and genetically diverse inbred strains of mice and their derivatives. MPD is also a facility for query, analysis and in silico hypothesis testing. Currently MPD contains about 1400 phenotypic measurements contributed by research teams worldwide, including phenotypes relevant to human health such as cancer susceptibility, aging, obesity, susceptibility to infectious diseases, atherosclerosis, blood disorders and neurosensory disorders. Electronic access to centralized strain data enables investigators to select optimal strains for many systems-based research applications, including physiological studies, drug and toxicology testing, modeling disease processes and complex trait analysis. The ability to select strains for specific research applications by accessing existing phenotype data can bypass the need to (re)characterize strains, precluding major investments of time and resources. This functionality, in turn, accelerates research and leverages existing community resources. Since our last NAR reporting in 2007, MPD has added more community-contributed data covering more phenotypic domains and implemented several new tools and features, including a new interactive Tool Demo available through the MPD homepage (quick link: http://phenome.jax.org/phenome/trytools).

Pubmed ID: 18987003


  • Grubb SC
  • Maddatu TP
  • Bult CJ
  • Bogue MA


Nucleic acids research

Publication Data

January 16, 2009

Associated Grants

  • Agency: NIA NIH HHS, Id: AG025707
  • Agency: NHGRI NIH HHS, Id: HG003057
  • Agency: NHLBI NIH HHS, Id: HL66611
  • Agency: NIMH NIH HHS, Id: MH071984

Mesh Terms

  • Animals
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genomics
  • Genotype
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred Strains
  • Phenotype
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Quantitative Trait Loci