Repository of spontaneous and induced mutant mouse and cell lines. It includes breeding/distribution facilities and an information coordinating center. Mice strains are cryopreserved, unless a live colony must be established. Live mice are supplied from a production colony, from a colony recovered from cryopreservation, or via micro-injection of a cell line into host blastocysts. MMRRC member facilities also develop technologies to improve the handling of mutant mice, including advances in assisted reproductive techniques, cryobiology, genetic analysis, phenotyping and infectious disease diagnostics.
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