Enter gene/product identifiers or phenotyping test names (e.g. Mysm1, EPD0019_1_A05 or Dexa) or any other search term described in the help section.

About This Portal

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute generates, characterises, and uses a variety of reagents for mouse genetics research. It also aims to facilitate the distribution of these resources to the external scientific community. Here, you will find unified access to the different resources available from the Institute or its collaborators. The resources include: 129S7 and C57BL6/J bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs), MICER gene targeting vectors, knock-out first conditional-ready gene targeting vectors, embryonic stem (ES) cells with gene targeted mutations or with retroviral gene trap insertions, mutant mouse lines, and phenotypic data generated from the Institute's primary screen.

Phenotyping Summary

The table below displays the number of alleles that have completed different stages of the MGP Phenotyping pipeline (funded by WTSI & EUMODIC)

Comprehensive Phenotyping Substantively Complete 917
Infection Challenge (Salmonella and Citrobacter) 547
LacZ Expression (Adult and E14.5) 423

Other Data Summary

The table below displays the number of unique genes with each individual product type produced at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Funding: WTSI
Products: Mice Targeted ES Cells Gene Targeting Vectors MICER C57Bl/6J BACs 129S7 BACs
1264 13109 15352 8990 17011 16665

Phenotyping Overview

Download the Phenotyping Overview Download a heat map of phenotyping results by assay. This spreadsheet also links to the detailed phenotyping data on this portal.

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Phenotyping Raw Data Access

Raw phenotyping data can be accessed and searched using the MGP Phenotyping BioMart.

Help files

pdf img How to extract raw phenotyping data. pdf img How to extract summary ontology calls.
pdf img How to search gene expression data. pdf img How to search by gene.
pdf img How to search by mammalian phenotyping ontology term. pdf img How to view a summary of all phenotyping data.

Viewing Our Data in Ensembl

Most of the products found within this portal can also be viewed as DAS tracks in the Ensembl genome browser. Follow these links to have the tracks automatically activated for you:


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Funding for the generation and archiving of mouse lines by the Sanger Institute was provided by

  • the Wellcome Trust (grant [098051])
  • the National Institutes of Health (KOMP; awards [UO1-HG004080]; [1-U42RR033192])
  • the European Commission
    • EUMODIC (contract [LSHG-CT-2006-037188])
    • EMMAService (grant [227490])
    • Infrafrontier-I3 (grants [211404]; [312325])
    • EUCOMMTools (grant [261492])

Get in Touch

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For enquiries about the data displayed in this portal (or requests for further information), please contact MGPEnquiries@sanger.ac.uk.

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