Citing this Resource

How to Cite INFRAFRONTIER

  • Raess, Michael, Ana Ambrosio de Castro, Valérie Gailus-Durner, Sabine Fessele, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, and the INFRAFRONTIER Consortium. 2016. INFRAFRONTIER: A European Resource for Studying the Functional Basis of Human Disease. Mammalian Genome 27 (7): 445–50. PMID:27262858.
  • INFRAFRONTIER Consortium. 2015. INFRAFRONTIER–Providing Mutant Mouse Resources as Research Tools for the International Scientific Community. Nucleic Acids Research 43: D1171–D1175. PMID:25414328.

How to Cite EMMA

General case

Please use this or a similar sentence when citing a mutant strain obtained from EMMA:

“We thank [insert Provider] for providing the mutant mouse/rat line (Allele:[state Allele]), INFRAFRONTIER/EMMA (www.infrafrontier.eu, PMID: 25414328), and [insert Distributor] from which the mouse/rat line was distributed (EM:xxxxx[state EMMA ID]).”

EUCOMM/KOMP-CSD strains

Please use this or a similar sentence when citing an EUCOMM/KOMP-CSD mutant strain obtained from EMMA:

“We thank [insert Provider] for providing the mutant mouse line (Allele:[state Allele]), INFRAFRONTIER/EMMA (www.infrafrontier.eu, PMID: 25414328), and [insert Distributor] from which the mouse line was distributed (EM:xxxxx[state EMMA ID]). Associated primary phenotypic information may be found at www.mousephenotype.org.”

Please include in the publication the references below:

  • INFRAFRONTIER Consortium. (2015). INFRAFRONTIER–providing mutant mouse resources as research tools for the international scientific community. Nucleic Acids Res. 43, D1171–D1175.
  • Skarnes WC, Rosen B, West AP, Koutsourakis M, Bushell W, Iyer V, Mujica AO, Thomas M, Harrow J, Cox T, Jackson D, Severin J, Biggs P, Fu J, Nefedov M, de Jong PJ, Stewart AF, Bradley A. (2011). A conditional knockout resource for the genome-wide study of mouse gene function. Nature. 474, 337-342.

Additional information

Text in the [ ] space in the citation sentences from above should be filled in according to the strain being used. Instruction for each space is listed as below:

  • Provider: ‘Provider’ and ‘Provider affiliation’ as in the ‘Information from provider’ section on the EMMA strain details page
  • Allele: ‘Allele symbol’ as on the EMMA strain details page
  • Distributor: ‘Archiving centre’ as in the ‘Information from EMMA’ section on the EMMA strain details page
  • EMMA ID: EMMA’s unique 5-digit identifier in the format of EM:xxxxx

To access the details page for the strain you used for your publication, please search for the EMMA strain here or in the search box in the upper right corner of this page.

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