This volume comprehensively covers new technologies and methodologies that have appeared for the study of mouse development.  

Key Features

This volume is an update of volume 225 of MIE, "Guide to Techniques in Mouse Development", edited by P.M. Wassarman and M.L. DePamphilis and published in 1993. 
During the past 17 years many new technologies or methodologies have appeared for the study of mouse development and this volume comprehensively covers these, including: new techniques for the cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, production of transgenic and null (knockout) animals (use of ES cells), generation of conditional/inducible mutant animals, use of gene-trap mutagenesis, analysis of allele-specific expresion, use of new reporter constructs, humanizing of transgenic animals, transcript profiling of mouse development, imaging of mouse development, rederivation of animals and use of mouse genomics.


Researchers and students in biochemistry, cardiology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, endocrinology.

Table of Contents

Section I. General Resources

1. A survey of internet resources for mouse development

Thomas L. Saunders

Section II. Handling Mouse Lines

2. Transport of mouse lines by shipment of live embryos

Kevin A. Kelley

3. Strategies and considerations for distributing and recovering mouse lines

Yubin Du, Wen Xie, and Chengyu Liu

4. Archiving and distributing mouse lines by sperm cryopreservation, IVF, and embryo transfer

Hideko Takahashi and Chengyu Liu

Section III. Gametes and Embryos

5. Isolation and manipulation of mouse gametes and embryos

Eveline S. Litscher and Paul M. Wassarman

6. Cryopreservation of mouse gametes and embryos

Carlisle P. Landel

7. Ovarian follicle culture systems for mammals

David F. Albertini and Gokhan Akkoyunlu



8. Production of mouse chimaeras by aggregating pluripotent stem cells with embryos

Andras Nagy, Kristina Nagy, and Marina Gertsenstein

9. Production of cloned mice from somatic cells, ES cells, and frozen bodies

Sayaka Wakayama, Eiji Mizutani, and Teruhiko Wakayama

10. Nuclear transfer in mouse oocytes and embryos

Zhiming Han, Yong Cheng, Cheng-Guang Liang, and Keith E. Latham

11. Culture of whole mouse embryos at early post-implantation to organogenesis stages: developmental staging and methods

Jaime A. Rivera-Perez, Vanessa Jones, and Patrick P. L. Tam

12. In utero and ex utero surgery on rodent embryos

Valerie Ngo-Muller and Ken Mueoka

Section IV. Fertilization

13. Enhancement of IVF in the mouse by zona-drilling

Kevin A. Kelley

14. ICSI in the mouse

Paula Stein and Rich


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