Overview

Save up to a year and a half of breeding by screening the background genetics of your research animals and selecting those with the highest percentage of the desired background. Our speed congenics program, Marker-Assisted Accelerated Backcrossing (MAX-BAX®), can deliver a fully congenic colony in only 15 months.

Highlights

  • Desired genotype often achieved in fewer than five generations
  • Custom-designed mouse 384 SNP panel for all donor and recipient strains
  • SNP spacing at 7 Mbp intervals
  • Genome-wide microsatellite panels for rats, mice and zebrafish
  • Microsatellite spacing at 15 cM intervals
  • All autosomes and the X chromosome covered in all panels
  • Y-chromosome markers tested if needed


Time Savings

Traditional BackcrossSpeed Backcross
GenerationRecipient GenomeGenerationRecipient Genome
F150.00%F1~50.00%
N275.00%N2~80.00%
N387.50%N3~94.00%
N493.75%N4~99.00%
N596.88%N5~100.00%
N698.44%  
N799.22%  
N899.61%  
N999.81%  
N1099.90%