Strain Detail Sheet

Strain Name    :

B6.Cg-Mitfmi-rw/Mitfmi-sp/Mmmh

Stock Number :

000163-MU

Gene Information

Gene Details [Including genotyping protocols]

(provided by MGI)
Allele Symbol: Mitfmi-sp
Name: microphthalmia spotted
Chromosome: 6
Alteration at locus: Spontaneous Mutation
Allele Symbol: Mitfmi-rw
Name: red eyed white
Alteration at locus: Spontaneous Mutation
Gene Symbol: Mitf
Name: microphthalmia-associated transcription factor
Chromosome: 6
Alteration at locus: Spontaneous Mutation

Genetic Alterations:
Spontaneous mutation with a large genomic deletion approximately 6 Kb upstream of the melanocyte-specific 5 end.

Genotype Determination:

ES Cell Line: Not Applicable

Strain Description [Including phenotype, strain background, strain development and suggested control mice]

Phenotype

Description of White Spotting mutants

Mitfrw / mitfrwmice are white, usually with black spots on or about the area of eyes and ears (on a B6 background, and in other locations on other backgrounds). Homozygous mice have small red eyes. Mitfrw / mitfsp mice are black with a white belly spot and may have a white head spot and usually half the tail is white (these can be almost impossible to distinguish from the background strain C57BL/6J-Mitfmi-sp, (MMRRC:000153). Heterozygous mice have black eyes.

Strain of Origin: CBA/J

Strain genetic background: C57BL/6J-Mitfmi-sp, MMRRC:000153

Strain Development: Spontaneous mutation in CBA/J mouse colony. Backcrossed onto the C57BL/6J-Mitfmi-sp strain. Maintained heterozygous with the mi-sp allele by mating a homozygous males to C57BL/6J-Mitfmi-sp females.

Suggested Control Mice:

Research Applications

  • Pigmentation
  • Developmental Biology
  • Gene Regulations
  • Signaling molecules
  • Pattern formation
  • Cancer incidence
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

Strain Origin

Donor: Dr. Lynn Lamoreux, Texas A&M University

Primary Reference:

  • Steingrimsson E, Arnheiter H, Hallsson JH, Lamoreux ML, Copeland NG, Jenkins NA. Interallelic complementation at the mouse Mitf locus. Genetics. 2003 Jan;163(1):267-76. (Medline PMID: 12586714)
  • Steingrimsson E, Moore KJ, Lamoreux ML, Ferre-D'Amare AR, Burley SK, Zimring DC, Skow LC, Hodgkinson CA, Arnheiter H, Copeland NG. Molecular basis of mouse microphthalmia (mi) mutations helps explain their developmental and phenotypic consequences. Nat Genet. 1994 Nov;8(3):256-63. (Medline PMID: 7874168)
  • Southard JL, Red-eyed white (mi-rw), Mouse News Letter 1974, 51:23. (Medline: Not available)

Colony and Husbandry Information

Special Considerations

Feed 9% fat breeder chow.

Health Status Report

Mice recovered from a cryo-archive will have health surveillance performed on recipient females. Health reports will be provided prior to shipment. If you require additional health status information, please email mmrrc@missouri.edu.

Appearance

Coat color: See Phenotype description

Other:


Breeding

MMRRC Breeding System: Backcross

Breeding Scheme(s):

  • C57BL/6J-Mitfmi-sp female x Homozygous male

Generation: N>10

Overall Breeding Performance: Good

Reproductive Statistics

Viability and Fertility:FemaleMale
Homozygotes are viable: Yes Yes
Homozygotes are fertile: Poor Yes
Heterozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
 
Age Reproductive Decline: Unknown Unknown

Average litter size: 6

Recommended wean age: 4 weeks

Order Request Information

Availability Level

Limited quantities of breeder mice (recovered litter) are available from a cryoarchive; recovered litter usually available to ship in 3 to 4 months.

Conditions of Distribution [Including applicable technology transfer agreements]

Distribution of this strain requires submission of the MMRRC Conditions of Use (COU). A link to the COU web form will be provided via email after an order has been placed; the form should be completed then or the email forwarded to your institutional official for completion.

Fees

Additional charges may apply for any special requests. Shipping costs are in addition to the basic distribution/resuscitation fees. Information on shipping costs and any additional charges will be provided by the supplying MMRRC facility.

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MMRRC Item # - Description Distribution
Fee/unit (US $)
Units Notes
000163-MU-RESUSLitter recovered from cryo-archive
$2,022.00 / $4,109.00
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Litter Recovered litter1; additional fees for any special requests.
000163-MU-SPERMCryo-preserved spermatozoa
$437.00 / $817.00
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Aliquot Approximate quantity.2
000163-MU-EMBRYOCryo-preserved embryos
$1,038.00 / $2,621.00
Non-Profit / For-Profit
Aliquot Approximate quantity3: 20-40 embryos / aliquot

1 The distribution fee covers the expense of resuscitating mice from the cryo-archive; you will receive the resulting litter. The litter will contain at minimum one mutant carrier; the actual number of animals and the gender and genotype ratios will vary. (Typically, multiple breeder pairs can be established from the recovered litter.) Prior to shipment, the MMRRC will provide information about the animals recovered. If you anticipate or find that you need to request specific genotypes, genders or quantities of mice in excess of what is likely from a resuscitated litter, you may discuss available options and pricing with the supplying MMRRC facility.

2 An aliquot is one straw or vial with sufficient sperm to recover at least one litter of mice, as per provided protocols, when performed at the MMRRC facility. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning the success of these procedures when performed outside the MMRRC facilities.

3 An aliquot contains a sufficient number of embryos (in one or more vials and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer to at least two recipients. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning embryo transfer success experienced in the recipient investigator's laboratory. Neither gender nor genotype ratios are guaranteed.

To request material from the MMRRC: Please fill out our on-line request form (accessible from the catalog search results page, or click the Request this Strain button in the fees section above). If you have questions or need assistance completing this form, you may call Customer Service at (800) 910-2291 (in USA or Canada) or (530) 757-5710 (international calls). Before you call, please have with you: the MMRRC item number, quantity needed, Bill-to and Ship-to contact information.



To request material from the MMRRC: Please fill out our on-line request form (accessible from the catalog search results page, or click the Request this Strain button in the fees section). If you have questions or need assistance completing this form, you may call Customer Service at (800) 910-2291 (in USA or Canada) or (530) 757-5710 (international calls). Before you call, please have with you: the MMRRC item number, quantity needed, Bill-to and Ship-to contact information.



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