Mouse Genomes Project

The Mouse Genomes Project is an ongoing effort to catalog all forms of genetic variation between the common laboratory mouse strains and to produce high quality annotated reference genomes for the key strains.

The Mouse Genomes Project uses short and long read sequencing technologies to sequence the genomes of key laboratory mouse strains. The project consists of two arms:

  • Short-read sequencing of many laboratory mouse strains and identification of sequence variation (SNPs, short insertions and deletions, and larger structural variations) relative to the C57BL/6J mouse reference genome
  • Reference genomes and strain specific gene annotation of the most highly used strains.

Which strains have been sequenced? Please see this table.

All data is made available publicly without restrictions to enable the widest reuse by the scientific community. For any questions about the data, please contact Thomas Keane: