Breeding Strategies for Genetically Modified Mice

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Genetically modified mice can be generated using a variety of methods. Depending on the method used, the breeding strategy must be modified not only for the initial founding generation of mouse, but to establish individual mouse lines as well. Transgenic founder mice are each unique and must be outcrossed to initially establish the line. Mice that have been targeted using embryonic stem cells will need to be tested for germ line transmission of the modified gene prior to establishing a line. Mice that have been targeted using CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing endonucleases will often be mosaic, and thus, also require testing for germ line transmission of the mutation of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • CRISPR/Cas9
  • Chimera
  • Germ line transmission
  • Knock-in mice
  • Knock-out mice
  • Mosaic
  • Transgenic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

MD Anderson CCSG core facilities

  • Genetically Engineered Mouse Facility


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