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The Jackson Laboratory handbook on genetically standardized mice
the staff of the Jackson Laboratory ; editors, Kevin Flurkey, Joanne M. Currer ; associate editors, Edward H. Leiter, Barbara Witham.
Table of Contents
Why the mouse? -- Some basic genetics of the mouse -- Categories of laboratory mice: definitions, uses, nomenclature -- Characteristics of popular strains of JAX mice, including reproductive performance -- Choosing a mouse strain for research: considerations and resources -- Bioinformatics resources at Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) and The Jackson Laboratory -- Animal health: preventing, identifying, and eradicating microbial contamination -- Genetic quality control: preventing genetic contamination and minimizing genetic drift -- Animal husbandry -- Food and water -- Recordkeeping and identification of mice -- Introduction of new mice into a colony -- Breeding strategies and techniques -- Emergency planning -- Human health concerns: mouse allergies, bites, zoonotic disease -- Vivarium staff development and contribution.