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Genetic Profiling

Genetic Profiling


Taconic Biosciences has developed and optimized several custom-designed mouse and rat Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) panels for characterizing strain background, monitoring genetic quality, or developing congenic lines. Unique and informative SNP markers have been carefully selected for each panel.

Advantages of Our Services

  • Most comprehensive commercial SNP panels in the industry
  • High quality data (99% call rate and 99.9% reproducibility)
  • Custom-designed and validated mouse and rat SNP panels
  • In-depth data analysis and reporting by PhD geneticists
  • High throughout and quick turnaround

SNP Panels

Mouse Genome Scanning Panel

Mouse GenMon Panel

  • Panel of 98 SNP Markers suitable for quality control monitoring of the genetic background of inbred lines, to detect undesired genetic contamination, or to assess genetic variability in some outbred stocks of mice.
  • Not suitable for accelerated backcrossing or Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) analysis

Mouse C57BL/6 Substrain Panel

  • Panel of 257 SNP markers selected to differentiate C57BL/6 substrains
  • Ideal to differentiate C57BL/6N from C57BL/6J
  • Line should be at least 99.9% in C57BL/6 background prior to utilizing this panel, and if in doubt we recommend to first use the Mouse Genome Scanning Panel to verify the genetic background.

Rat GenMon Panel

  • Panel of 96 SNP markers suitable for routine quality control of inbred rat strains or assessing genetic variability in certain outbred rat stocks.
  • Not suitable for accelerated backcrossing or Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) analysis

Rat Genome Scanning Panel

  • Panel of 759 SNP markers selected to maximize genetic information across common inbred rat strains:
  • Suitable for accelerated backcrossing (speed congenics) and Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) analysis.

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