The laboratory mouse is one of the most important bioresources for studying principles underlying higher-order biological phenomena and etiologies of human diseases.
National Institute of Genetics (NIG) has established a series of mouse experimental strains named "Mishima Battery" since 1970's. It consists of ten inbred strains originated from three or four subspecies of Mus musculus, which are genetically remote from one another and widely distributed in the world.
Because of the large genetic divergence, mice in “Mishima Battery”. These strains have very remote genetic status from the commonly used laboratory mouse strains such as C57BL/6J, and show very unique phenotypes that are not observed in commonly used laboratory mouse strains including C57BL/6J.
The mouse strains in "Mishima Battery" are now provided distributed to the science research community, and contribute to a broad range of life science.