Strain Name:
STOCK MARC1-PB7/Mmucd
Stock Number:
065424-UCD
Citation ID:
RRID:MMRRC_065424-UCD
Other Names:
MARC1

Gene Information

Genetic Alterations
Insertion of 60 homing guide RNA (hgRNA) loci in locations scattered throughout the genome. Please consult publication for details.
Genotype Determination
ES Cell Line
v6.5 derived from (C57BL/6 x 129S4/SvJae)F1
Phenotype
This mouse line is called "Mouse For Actively Recording Cells!" or MARC1. It is used for barcoding and lineage tracing applications in the mouse, as described in the referenced publications. The line does not have a disease phenotype. However, when a MARC1-PB7 mouse is crossed to mice expressing cas9 universally or in a lineage-specific manner, combinatorial and cumulative barcoding starts in the progeny during their development, leading to developmentally barcoded animals that can be used for a multitude of applications, including lineage tracing. The MARC1-PB7 line was founded by a chimeric male mouse that carried 60 homing guide RNA (hgRNA) loci scattered throughout its genome in a heterozygote state. The founder (#7) was crossed to wild-type mice two years prior to archiving and has been inbred since with the goal of obtaining a line that is homozygous for all 60 loci.
MeSH Terms
  • Alleles
  • Animals
  • CRISPR-Cas Systems
  • Cell Lineage
  • Embryonic Development/genetics
  • Embryonic Stem Cells
  • Gene Expression Profiling/methods
  • Mice
  • Mutation
  • RNA, Guide/genetics
Strain Development
A barcoded library of homing guide RNAs (hgRNAs) with randomized spacer sequences was transposed in v6.5 mESCs using the Piggbac system. Transposed mESCs were selected using puromycin, injected into blastocysts, implanted in surrogate females at the Harvard Genome Modification Core Facility. Among the resulting chimeric mice, males with the highest number of hgRNA integrations were selected as founders of the MARC1 line. One of these founders (Chimera #7) carried 60 heterozygote germline-transmissible integrations of hgRNAs. The selected founders were crossed with B6 or CD1 females to create the F1 generation. In the F1 generation, PCR amplification of the hgRNA amplicon followed by high throughput sequencing was used to determine the number of hgRNAs inherited to each member. Based on these numbers, pairs of F1 were selected with the objective of maximizing the number of hgRNAs that would be inherited to F2, and crossed to create F2. The same procedure was repeated for F2 and so on to create the following generations. On average, 50 mice were generated per generation, genotyped (by PCR amplification followed by Illumina sequencing), and used to create the next generation.
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Developmental Biology
  • Diabetes
  • Hematology
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Internal/Organ
  • Models for Human Disease
  • Neurobiology
  • Obesity
  • Research Tools
Donor
George M. Church, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School.
Reza Kalhor, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School.
Primary Reference

Kalhor R, Kalhor K, Mejia L, Leeper K, Graveline A, Mali P, Church GM.Developmental barcoding of whole mouse via homing CRISPR. Science. 2018 Aug31;361(6405). pii: eaat9804. doi: 10.1126/science.aat9804. Epub 2018 Aug 9.(Medline PMID: 30093604)

Colony and Husbandry Information

Colony's Current Health Status Report

For more information about this colony's health status contact mmrrc@ucdavis.edu
Coat Color
Mixed
Eye
Other
MMRRC Breeding System
Random intra-strain mating
Generation
N/A
Overall Breeding Performance
Good
NOTE: "Hemizygote" as used here refers to males carrying a mutation on the X Chromosome or mice of either sex carrying an inserted transgene with no homologous allele on the other chromosome.
Viability and Fertility: Female Male Comments
Homozygotes are viable: Yes Yes
Homozygotes are fertile: Undetermined Undetermined
Hetero/Hemizygotes are fertile: Undetermined Undetermined
Age Reproductive Decline: Variable Variable
Bred to Homozygosity
No
Average litter size
4-6
Recommended wean age
3 Weeks
Average Pups Weaned
4-6

Order Request Information

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MMRRC Item # Description Distribution Fee / Unit (US $) Units Notes
065424-UCD-HET-F
065424-UCD-HET-M
Heterozygous / Hemizygous Female
Heterozygous / Hemizygous Male
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1 The distribution fee covers the expense of rederiving mice from a live mouse; 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.

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