The Pathogen Portal team at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) has announced the release of Mouse Model Strain Selection Guide to help infectious disease researchers select good mouse models for their studies. The Pathogen Portal team has worked with Dr. Carol Bult at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to develop this summarized mouse model selection table for the NIAID category A-C priority pathogens. Highlights of this release include:
- The guide provides the list of resistant, susceptible and humanized mouse models used in the infection studies.
- Pathogens (bacteria, eukaryotic pathogens and viruses) are linked out directly to their corresponding BRC websites (PATRIC, EuPathDB, ViPR and IRD).
- Mouse strains selected for the pathogen infection studies are linked out to the JAX mice database for detailed mouse strain information and purchasing information (if any).
- The PubMed and Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) references are provided.