NIG_MoG: a mouse genome navigator for exploring intersubspecific genetic polymorphisms


The National Institute of Genetics Mouse Genome database (NIG_MoG; primarily comprises the whole-genome sequence data of two inbred mouse strains, MSM/Ms and JF1/Ms. These strains were established at NIG and originated from the Japanese subspecies Mus musculus molossinus. NIG_MoG provides visualized genome polymorphism information, browsing single-nucleotide polymorphisms and short insertions and deletions in the genomes of MSM/Ms and JF1/Ms with respect to C57BL/6J (whose genome is predominantly derived from the West European subspecies M. m. domesticus). This allows users, especially wet-lab biologists, to intuitively recognize intersubspecific genome divergence in these mouse strains using visual data. The database also supports the in silico screening of bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones that contain genomic DNA from MSM/Ms and the standard classical laboratory strain C57BL/6N. NIG_MoG is thus a valuable navigator for exploring mouse genome polymorphisms and BAC clones that are useful for studies of gene function and regulation based on intersubspecific genome divergence.

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We are grateful to Y. Kohara, T. Ebata and members of the Genetic Informatics Laboratory of NIG for the development and maintenance of NIG_MoG. This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas in “Comparative Genomics” and by the National BioResource Projects of “the Genome Information Upgrading Program” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. This work was also supported in part by the Biodiversity Research Project of the Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center, Research Organization of Information and Systems. This study is contribution No. 2517 at NIG.

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Takada, T., Yoshiki, A., Obata, Y. et al. NIG_MoG: a mouse genome navigator for exploring intersubspecific genetic polymorphisms. Mamm Genome 26, 331–337 (2015).

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