A collaborative database of inbred mouse strain characteristics

Bioinformatics. 2004 Nov 1;20(16):2857-9. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bth299. Epub 2004 May 6.


A database and website (MPD: Mouse Phenome Database) have been developed to serve as a consolidated home for mouse strain characterization data being generated by the scientific community. Physiological, anatomical and behavioral data are being collected and integrated into a common framework for tabulation by strain and sex. Genotypic data are being collected as well. The current focus is on a set of 40 inbred strains. The MPD as of February 2004 contains approximately 500 phenotypic parameters relevant to human health, voluntarily contributed by several dozen investigators and laboratories.

Availability: www.jax.org/phenome

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Female
  • Genome*
  • Information Dissemination / methods
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred Strains / genetics*
  • Phenotype*
  • Proteome / genetics*
  • Proteome / metabolism*
  • Species Specificity


  • Proteome