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These F1 (first filial generation) hybrid mice are the offspring of a cross between C57BL/6J-Aw-J females (B6) and 129P3/J males (129P). Uses include hybrid vigor, as a background for deleterious mutations, to create or enhance expression of polygenic diseases, to determine the mode of inheritance, to provide physiological buffering (present a broader array of responses to various stresses) and as approximate controls for some genetically engineered strains.


Strain Information

Former Names (C57BL/6J-Aw-J x 129P3/J)F1    (Changed: 20-JAN-06 )
B6129F1/J-Aw-J/Aw    (Changed: 20-JAN-06 )
B6129PF1/J-Aw-J/Aw    (Changed: 20-JAN-06 )
Type Spontaneous Mutation;
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Type F1 or F2 Hybrid;
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Breeding Considerations This strain is a good breeder.
Specieslaboratory mouse
Parentals C57BL/6J-Aw-J/J (000051) Female x 129P3/J (000690) Male
H2 Haplotypeb/bc

white-bellied agouti
Related Genotype: Aw-J/AwOca2p Tyrc/+ + or Aw-J/Aw Oca2p Tyrc-ch/+ +

These F1 (first filial generation) hybrid mice are the offspring of a cross between C57BL/6J-Aw-J females (B6) and 129P3/J males (129P). F1 hybrid mice are heterozygous at all loci (assuming the parental strains have different alleles), and like inbred mice they are genetically and phenotypically uniform. F1 hybrids are often used for hybrid vigor, as a background for some deleterious mutations, for tissue transplantation, to determine the mode of inheritance, to create or enhance expression of polygenic diseases, and to provide physiological buffering (present a broader array of responses to various stresses). B6129 hybrid crosses often provide approximate controls for genetically engineered strains that were generated with 129-derived embryonic stem cells and maintained on a mixed B6;129 background.

These F1 (first filial generation) hybrid mice are the offspring of a cross between C57BL/6J-Aw-J females (B6) and 129P3/J males (129P).

Related Strains

F1 Hybrid
100492   B6129PF1/J
101043   B6129SF1/J
100002   B6AF1/J
100010   B6C3F1/J
001022   B6C3FeF1/J a/a
001201   B6CBACaF1/J-Aw-J/A
100011   B6CBAF1/J
100006   B6D2F1/J
001875   B6EiC3SnF1/J
019019   B6FVBF1/J
100012   B6SJLF1/J
100004   C3D2F1/J
100003   CAF1/J
100007   CB6F1/J
100009   CByB6F1/J
100008   NZBWF1/J
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View Strains carrying   Aw-J     (28 strains)

Strains carrying other alleles of a
002655   Mus pahari/EiJ
000251   AEJ.Cg-ae +/a Gdf5bp-H/J
000202   AEJ/Gn-bd/J
000199   AEJ/GnLeJ
000433   B10.C-H3c H13? A/(28NX)SnJ
000427   B10.CE-H13b Aw/(30NX)SnJ
000423   B10.KR-H13? A/SnJ
000420   B10.LP-H13b Aw/Sn
000477   B10.PA-Bloc1s6pa H3e at/SnJ
000419   B10.UW-H3b we Pax1un at/SnJ
003879   B10;TFLe-a/a T Itpr3tf/+ Itpr3tf/J
001538   B6 x B6C3Sn a/A-T(1;9)27H/J
000916   B6 x B6C3Sn a/A-T(5;12)31H/J
000602   B6 x B6C3Sn a/A-T(8;16)17H/J
002083   B6 x B6EiC3 a/A-T(7;16)235Dn/J
000507   B6 x B6EiC3 a/A-Otcspf/J
003759   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(10;16)232Dn/J
002071   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(11;17)202Dn/J
002113   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(11A2;16B3)238Dn/J
002068   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(11B1;16B5)233Dn/J
002069   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(14E4or5;16B5)225Dn/J
001926   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(15;16)198Dn/J
001832   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(15E;16B1)60Dn/J
003758   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(16C3-4;17A2)65Dn/J
001833   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(1C2;16C3)45Dn/J
001903   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(6F;18C)57Dn/J
001535   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(8A4;12D1)69Dn/J
001831   B6 x B6EiC3Sn a/A-T(8C3;16B5)164Dn/J
000618   B6 x FSB/GnEi a/a Ctslfs/J
000577   B6 x STOCK a Oca2p Hps5ru2 Ednrbs/J
000601   B6 x STOCK a/a T(7;18)50H/J
000592   B6 x STOCK T(2;4)13H a/J
000769   B6.C/(HZ18)By-at-44J/J
000203   B6.C3-Aiy/a/J
000017   B6.C3-Avy/J
001572   B6.C3-am-J/J
000628   B6.CE-A Amy1b Amy2a5b/J
000021   B6.Cg-Ay/J
014608   B6;129S1-a Kitlsl-24J/GrsrJ
000231   B6;C3Fe a/a-Csf1op/J
004200   B6;CBACa Aw-J/A-Npr2cn-2J/GrsrJ
000785   B6;D2-a Ces1ce/EiJ
000604   B6C3 a/A-T(10;13)199H +/+ Lystbg-J/J or Lystbg-2J/J
001750   B6C3Fe a/a-Eif3cXs-J/J
000245   B6C3Fe a/a-Hgstn/J
002807   B6C3Fe a/a-Meox2fla/J
000506   B6C3Fe a/a-Qkqk-v/J
000224   B6C3Fe a/a-Scyl1mdf/J
003020   B6C3Fe a/a-Zdhhc21dep/J
001037   B6C3Fe a/a-Agtpbp1pcd/J
000221   B6C3Fe a/a-Alx4lst-J/J
002062   B6C3Fe a/a-Atp7aMo-8J/J
001756   B6C3Fe a/a-Cacng2stg/J
001815   B6C3Fe a/a-Col1a2oim/J
000209   B6C3Fe a/a-Dh/J
000211   B6C3Fe a/a-Dstdt-J/J
000210   B6C3Fe a/a-Edardl-J/J
000207   B6C3Fe a/a-Edaraddcr/J
000182   B6C3Fe a/a-Eef1a2wst/J
001278   B6C3Fe a/a-Glra1spd/J
000241   B6C3Fe a/a-Glrbspa/J
002875   B6C3Fe a/a-Hoxd13spdh/J
000304   B6C3Fe a/a-Krt71Ca Scn8amed-J/J
000226   B6C3Fe a/a-Largemyd/J
000636   B6C3Fe a/a-Lmx1adr-J/J
001280   B6C3Fe a/a-Lse/J
001573   B6C3Fe a/a-MitfMi/J
001035   B6C3Fe a/a-Napahyh/J
000181   B6C3Fe a/a-Otogtwt/J
000278   B6C3Fe a/a-Papss2bm Hps1ep Hps6ru/J
000205   B6C3Fe a/a-Papss2bm/J
002078   B6C3Fe a/a-Pcdh15av-2J/J
000246   B6C3Fe a/a-Pitpnavb/J
001430   B6C3Fe a/a-Ptch1mes/J
000235   B6C3Fe a/a-Relnrl/J
000237   B6C3Fe a/a-Rorasg/J
000290   B6C3Fe a/a-Sox10Dom/J
000230   B6C3Fe a/a-Tcirg1oc/J
003612   B6C3Fe a/a-Trak1hyrt/J
001512   B6C3Fe a/a-Ttnmdm/J
001607   B6C3Fe a/a-Unc5crcm/J
000005   B6C3Fe a/a-Wc/J
000243   B6C3Fe a/a-Wnt1sw/J
000248   B6C3Fe a/a-Xpl/J
000624   B6C3Fe a/a-anx/J
008044   B6C3Fe a/a-bpck/J
002018   B6C3Fe a/a-din/J
002339   B6C3Fe a/a-nma/J
000240   B6C3Fe a/a-soc/J
000063   B6C3Fe a/a-sy/J
001055   B6C3Fe a/a-tip/J
000065   B6C3Fe a/a-we Pax1un at/J
000296   B6C3Fe-a/a Hoxa13Hd Mcoln3Va-J/J
000019   B6C3Fe-a/a-Itpr1opt/J
003301   B6C3FeF1 a/A-Eya1bor/J
001022   B6C3FeF1/J a/a
006450   B6EiC3 a/A-Vss/GrsrJ
000971   B6EiC3 a/A-Och/J
000551   B6EiC3 a/A-Tbx15de-H/J
000557   B6EiC3-+ a/LnpUl A/J
000504   B6EiC3Sn a/A-Cacnb4lh/J
000553   B6EiC3Sn a/A-Egfrwa2 Wnt3avt/J
000503   B6EiC3Sn a/A-Gy/J
001811   B6EiC3Sn a/A-Otcspf-ash/J
002343   B6EiC3Sn a/A-Otcspf/J
000391   B6EiC3Sn a/A-Pax6Sey-Dey/J
001923   B6EiC3Sn a/A-Ts(417)2Lws TimT(4;17)3Lws/J
001875   B6EiC3SnF1/J
000638   C3FeB6 A/Aw-J-Sptbn4qv-J/J
000200   C3FeB6 A/Aw-J-Ankank/J
000225   C3FeLe.B6 a/a-Ptpn6me/J
000198   C3FeLe.B6-a/J
000291   C3FeLe.Cg-a/a Hm KitlSl Krt71Ca-J/J
001272   C3H/HeSnJ-Ahvy/J
000099   C3HeB/FeJ-Avy/J
001886   C3HeB/FeJLe a/a-gnd/J
000584   C57BL/6J-+ T(1;2)5Ca/a +/J
000258   C57BL/6J-Ai/a/J
000774   C57BL/6J-Asy/a/J
000055   C57BL/6J-at-33J/J
000070   C57BL/6J-atd/J
000284   CWD/LeJ
000670   DBA/1J
000671   DBA/2J
001057   HPT/LeJ
000260   JGBF/LeJ
002468   KK.Cg-Ay/J
000262   LS/LeJ
000283   LT.CAST-A/J
000265   MY/HuLeJ
000308   SSL/LeJ
001759   STOCK A Tyrc Sha/J
000994   STOCK a Myo5ad Mregdsu/J
000064   STOCK a Tyrp1b Pmelsi/J
002238   STOCK a Tyrp1b shmy/J
001433   STOCK a skt/J
000579   STOCK a tp/J
000319   STOCK a us/J
002648   STOCK a/a Cln6nclf/J
000302   STOCK a/a MitfMi-wh +/+ Itpr1opt/J
000286   STOCK a/a Myo5ad fd/+ +/J
000281   STOCK a/a Tmem79ma Flgft/J
000206   STOCK a/a Tyrc-h/J
001432   STOCK a/a Tyrp1b Ndc1sks/Tyrp1b +/J
000312   STOCK stb + a/+ Fignfi a/J
000596   STOCK T(2;11)30H/+ x AEJ-a Gdf5bp-H/J or A/J-a Gdf5bp-J/J
000970   STOCK T(2;16)28H A/T(2;16)28H a/J
000590   STOCK T(2;4)1Sn a/J
000594   STOCK T(2;8)26H a/T(2;8)26H a Tyrp1+/Tyrp1b/J
000623   TR/DiEiJ
001145   WSB/EiJ
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Phenotype Information

Currently there is no phenotype information for this strain.

Genes & Alleles

Gene & Allele Information provided by MGI

Allele Symbol Aw-J
Allele Name white bellied agouti Jackson
Allele Type Spontaneous
Common Name(s) AWJ;
Strain of OriginC57BL/6J
Gene Symbol and Name a, nonagouti
Chromosome 2
Gene Common Name(s) AGSW; AGTI; AGTIL; ASP; As; SHEP9; agouti; agouti signal protein; agouti suppressor;


Genotyping Information

Genotyping Protocols

Aw-J, Separated PCR

Hybrid mice are produced from breeding two different inbred strains together (F1) or the breeding of hybrids together (F2); no genotyping required.

Helpful Links

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References provided by MGI

Additional References

Aw-J related

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Yoshida T; Katoh A; Ohtsuki G; Mishina M; Hirano T. 2004. Oscillating Purkinje neuron activity causing involuntary eye movement in a mutant mouse deficient in the glutamate receptor delta2 subunit. J Neurosci 24(10):2440-8. [PubMed: 15014119]  [MGI Ref ID J:97010]

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Health & husbandry

Health & Colony Maintenance Information

Animal Health Reports

Room Number           MP13
Room Number           RB06

Colony Maintenance

Breeding Considerations This strain is a good breeder.
Diet Information LabDiet® 5K52/5K67

Pricing and Purchasing

Pricing, Supply Level & Notes, Controls

Pricing for USA, Canada and Mexico shipping destinations View International Pricing

Live Mice

Weeks of AgePrice per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
3 weeks $111.30Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
4 weeks $111.30Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
5 weeks $111.30Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
6 weeks $113.95Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
7 weeks $116.60Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
8 weeks $119.25Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  

Standard Supply

Level 4. Up to 10 mice. Larger quantities or custom orders arranged upon request. Expected delivery up to one to three months.

Supply Notes

  • Shipped at a specific age in weeks. Mice at a precise age in days, littermates and retired breeders are also available.
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Weeks of AgePrice per mouse (US dollars $)GenderGenotypes Provided
3 weeks $144.70Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
4 weeks $144.70Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
5 weeks $144.70Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
6 weeks $148.20Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
7 weeks $151.60Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  
8 weeks $155.10Female or MaleHeterozygous for Aw-J, Heterozygous for Aw  

Standard Supply

Level 4. Up to 10 mice. Larger quantities or custom orders arranged upon request. Expected delivery up to one to three months.

Supply Notes

  • Shipped at a specific age in weeks. Mice at a precise age in days, littermates and retired breeders are also available.
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Standard Supply

Level 4. Up to 10 mice. Larger quantities or custom orders arranged upon request. Expected delivery up to one to three months.

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The Jackson Laboratory's Genotype Promise

The Jackson Laboratory has rigorous genetic quality control and mutant gene genotyping programs to ensure the genetic background of JAX® Mice strains as well as the genotypes of strains with identified molecular mutations. JAX® Mice strains are only made available to researchers after meeting our standards. However, the phenotype of each strain may not be fully characterized and/or captured in the strain data sheets. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a strain's phenotype will meet all expectations. To ensure that JAX® Mice will meet the needs of individual research projects or when requesting a strain that is new to your research, we suggest ordering and performing tests on a small number of mice to determine suitability for your particular project.
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JAX® Mice, Products & Services Conditions of Use

"MICE" means mouse strains, their progeny derived by inbreeding or crossbreeding, unmodified derivatives from mouse strains or their progeny supplied by The Jackson Laboratory ("JACKSON"). "PRODUCTS" means biological materials supplied by JACKSON, and their derivatives. "RECIPIENT" means each recipient of MICE, PRODUCTS, or services provided by JACKSON including each institution, its employees and other researchers under its control. MICE or PRODUCTS shall not be: (i) used for any purpose other than the internal research, (ii) sold or otherwise provided to any third party for any use, or (iii) provided to any agent or other third party to provide breeding or other services. Acceptance of MICE or PRODUCTS from JACKSON shall be deemed as agreement by RECIPIENT to these conditions, and departure from these conditions requires JACKSON's prior written authorization.

No Warranty


In case of dissatisfaction for a valid reason and claimed in writing by a purchaser within ninety (90) days of receipt of mice, products or services, JACKSON will, at its option, provide credit or replacement for the mice or product received or the services provided.

No Liability

In no event shall JACKSON, its trustees, directors, officers, employees, and affiliates be liable for any causes of action or damages, including any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages, arising out of the provision of MICE, PRODUCTS or services, including economic damage or injury to property and lost profits, and including any damage arising from acts or negligence on the part of JACKSON, its agents or employees. Unless prohibited by law, in purchasing or receiving MICE, PRODUCTS or services from JACKSON, purchaser or recipient, or any party claiming by or through them, expressly releases and discharges JACKSON from all such causes of action or damages, and further agrees to defend and indemnify JACKSON from any costs or damages arising out of any third party claims.

MICE and PRODUCTS are to be used in a safe manner and in accordance with all applicable governmental rules and regulations.

The foregoing represents the General Terms and Conditions applicable to JACKSON’s MICE, PRODUCTS or services. In addition, special terms and conditions of sale of certain MICE, PRODUCTS or services may be set forth separately in JACKSON web pages, catalogs, price lists, contracts, and/or other documents, and these special terms and conditions shall also govern the sale of these MICE, PRODUCTS and services by JACKSON, and by its licensees and distributors.

Acceptance of delivery of MICE, PRODUCTS or services shall be deemed agreement to these terms and conditions. No purchase order or other document transmitted by purchaser or recipient that may modify the terms and conditions hereof, shall be in any way binding on JACKSON, and instead the terms and conditions set forth herein, including any special terms and conditions set forth separately, shall govern the sale of MICE, PRODUCTS or services by JACKSON.