I want to                         

  1. Cryopreserve sperm from my strain
  2. Submit information about a strain
  3. Find a mouse strain
  4. Request interest in a mouse strain, gene or phenotype not currently in the database
  5. Request reanimation of strain from frozen stock

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Cryopreserve sperm from my strain

To accept mice for cryopreservation of your strain you will first need to submit the strain information.  Please see "Submit information about a strain"

For information about the cryopreservation service click here

Submission of mice

To submit mice for cryopreservation follow the instructions below:

  1. First determine whether you want to cryopreserve a new strain or an existing strain that has been submitted in the past. 
  2. If you are submitting a new strain select "Submit a new strain"
  3. If you are submitting an existing strain select one of the following:
  4. If you know the Strain ID that was assigned when you submitted the strain enter this into the "Find a strain by ID:" box. If you have the strain name enter it into the "Search the PhenomeBank for:" box
  5. Click "Request Cryopreservation"
  6. This will take you to the cryopreservation request page where you will be required to enter the following information:
  7. After entering all required information on the cryopreservation request form click "Submit"

You will receive an automated email from the database confirming receipt of the request This receipt will provide you with a Cryopreservation Request ID number.

To find out what happens after this click here


Submit information about a strain

  1. Click on the following link: Submit a New Strain
  2. Complete the fields with a red *
  3. For published strains please provide links to any papers to enable the APB Curator to populate blank fields.
  4. Click “add” button

PLEASE NOTE: If you have selected “restricted” access to the strain, the information will only be available to you during the current browser session. Once you leave the browser all of the information concerning this strain will be restricted to APB staff only.  It is not possible to search for restricted strains.  Please follow the instructions for submitting mice for a restricted strain.

Find a mouse strain

  1. Click “Find strains
  2. You may enter any keyword into the  “Search the PhenomeBank for” text box.
  3. If you already know the APB ID number you may enter this directly into the “Find strain by ID” text box.
  4. For more specific searches you can click the "Advanced search" hyperlink and enter the Strain name, the affected gene or phenotype into the appropriate text boxes.
  5. You may also limit the search to a chromosome or mutation type. For example clicking on “Chemically induced” box, will limit the search to those strains where the genetic mutation was induced by a chemical being administered to the mouse strain.
  6. Click "Find strains".
  7. Results will return in groups of 20 and can be ordered by name, gene, allele or ID.

If you perform further searches make sure you clear the text boxes as any existing text, selected chromosome or mutation type will influence the new search.

Please note that it is sometimes best to search for part of a strain name as the search will not find a match unless the entry is typed correctly.Once you have found your strain, check that the deails are correct - please inform us of any amendments that need to be made by clicking here

Request interest in a mouse strain, gene or phenotype not currently in the database

If you would like to receive an notification each time a strain with a certain strain, gene or phenotype is added to the database

  1. Click “Register Interest” on the LHS menu.
  2. Fill in the appropriate fields.

Request reanimiation

If you would like to receive a quote for reanimation of a strain from frozen stock:

  1. Find the strain you would like to request IVF reanimation for.
  2. Review the strain information
  3. Click "Request reanimation"
  4. Enter the appropriate details into the reanimation request form
  5. Click "Submit"

The APB will then provide you with a written quote.  For more information about the reanimation services click here.