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Mouse Nomenclature Archive Page
The Mouse Genome Informatics Database is the authoritative source of official names for mouse genes, alleles, and strains. Nomenclature follows the rules and guidelines established by the International Committee on Standardized Genetic Nomenclature for Mice. This page provides archived versions of the previous online guides.
Guidelines for Nomenclature of Genes, Genetic Markers, Alleles, and Mutations in Mouse and Rat
Guidelines for Nomenclature of Mouse and Rat Strains
Rules for Nomenclature of Chromosome Aberrations
  • November 2013 Guide
  • January 2005 Guide
  • December 2003 Guide
The implementation of the Mouse Nomenclature Guidelines is carried out at the Mouse Genome Database through the Mouse Genomic Nomenclature Committee (MGNC) whose members are: Dr. Cynthia Smith and Monica McAndrews.
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Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Models of Human Cancer database (MMHCdb) (formerly Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB)), Gene Ontology (GO)
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