Support for Living Stock Collections: A Mammalian Stock Center Perspective

Trends Genet. 2019 Mar;35(3):173-174. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 23.


The living stock collections represent an indispensable resource for life scientists. Their uninterrupted operation should combine high quality standards, cost-effectiveness, wide accessibility, and sustainability. Mammalian stock collections, especially those involving diversified animals, face some unique challenges that may disrupt their smooth operation if not addressed.

Keywords: Peromyscus; financial support; funding; living stocks.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research / trends*
  • Collections as Topic
  • Mammals / genetics*
  • Peromyscus / genetics*