Strain Name:
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Other Names:
ROSA26{tm2Mgn}, Rosa26-Cherry, Rosa26.EN.Cherry.Neo

Gene Information

Name: gene trap ROSA 26, Philippe Soriano; targeted mutation 2, Mark A Magnuson
Synonyms: ROSA26Cherry, Gt(Rosa)26Sortm2(mCherry)Mgn
Type: Allele
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 6
Alteration at locus: Targeted Mutation
Name: gene trap ROSA 26, Philippe Soriano
Synonyms: Gtrgeo26, Thumpd3as1, R26, ROSA26, beta geo, Gtrosa26
Type: Gene
Species: Mus musculus (mouse)
Chromosome: 6
Alteration at locus: Targeted Mutation
NCBI: 14910
Genetic Alterations
The coding sequences for a red (mCherry) flourescent protein gene were inserted into the ROSA26 gene locus in mESCs using a previously targeted mESC line containing a loxed cassette acceptor allele and the method of recombinase-mediated cassette exchange (RMCE).
Genotype Determination
ES Cell Line
TL1/TL-1 (129S6/SvEvTac)

Homozygous: No observed phenotype.

Heterozygous: This mouse line expresses mCherry, a red flourescent protein, under control of the endogenous ROSA26 gene locus.

Mammalian Phenotype Terms
Allelic Composition: Gt(ROSA)26Sortm2Mgn/Gt(ROSA)26Sor+ (Genetic Background: involves: 129S6/SvEvTac * C57BL/6 )

MeSH Terms
  • Alleles
  • Animals
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Bacterial/genetics
  • Embryo, Mammalian/metabolism
  • Embryonic Stem Cells/cytology
  • Embryonic Stem Cells/metabolism
  • Fluorescence
  • Genetic Loci/genetics
  • Genetic Vectors/genetics
  • Luminescent Proteins/metabolism
  • Mice
  • Mutagenesis, Insertional/methods
  • Organ Specificity
  • Proteins/genetics
  • RNA, Untranslated
  • Rabbits
  • Recombinases/metabolism
Strain Development
This strain is currently in a mixed genetic background of both 129S6 and C57Bl/6J. Four backcrosses into C57Bl/6J have been performed.
Suggested Control Mice
Wild-type littermates
  • Apoptosis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cell Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Diabetes/Obesity
  • Endocrine Deficiency
  • Hematology
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Internal Organ
  • Metabolism
  • Models for Human Disease
  • Neurobiology
  • Reproduction
  • Research Tools
  • Sensorineural
  • Virology
Mark Magnuson, M.D., Vanderbilt University.
Primary Reference

Chen SX, Osipovich AB, Potter LA, Hipkens S, Gangula R, Yuan W, Piston DW, Magnuson MA. Quantification of factors influencing flourscent protein expression using RMCE to generate an allelic series in the ROSA26 locus in mice. Dis Model Mech 2011 Jul; 4(4);537-47. Epub 2011 Feb 14. (Medline PMID: 21324933).

Colony and Husbandry Information

Colony Surveillance Program and Current Health Reports

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 .
Coat Color
Red fluorescence is visible in neonates.
MMRRC Breeding System
Breeding Scheme(s)

C57BL/6J female x Heterozygous male or recipracol mating

Overall Breeding Performance
Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
Homozygotes are viable: Yes Yes
Homozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
Heterozygotes are fertile: Yes Yes
Age Reproductive Decline: Unknown Unknown

Order Request Information

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Cryopreserved material may be available upon request, please inquire to for more information.

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MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $) Units Notes
036286-UCD-EMBRYO Cryo-preserved embryos $1,038.00 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity3 : 20-40 embryos / aliquot
036286-UCD-SPERM Cryo-preserved spermatozoa $546.25 / Non-Profit Aliquot Approximate quantity2
036286-UCD-RESUS Litter recovered from cryo-archive $3,033.00 / Non-Profit Litter Recovered litter1; additional fees for any special requests.

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 or straws and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer into one to three recipients. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning embryo transfer success experienced in the recipient investigator's laboratory. Neither gender nor genotype ratios are guaranteed.

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