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Microbiota Characterization Now Offered
 July 07, 2014
The RRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using rat models.  For more information, please see here or contact
Need a New Rat Model?
 March 21, 2017
Need a new rat model?  The RRRC in conjunction with the MU Animal Modeling Core (AMC) can assist with the generation of transgenic rats, create knock-out and knock-in rats using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and genetically manipulate rat embryonic stem cells to make chimeric animals.  Contact us to discuss your rat model needs and how we can help.
RRRC at American Society of Human Genetics
 October 16, 2017
Stop by Booth 949 (Research Resources in Metagenomics and Animal Models) in the Exhibitor Hall at ASHG 2017 in Orlando, FL on Oct 18-20 to discuss how we can help facilitate your research.  
Animal Characterization at Discovery Ridge
 November 06, 2017
Discover what our team is doing related to metagenomics and the animal resource centers at MU including the RRRC, the MU MMRRC, the NSRRC and the MU Animal Modeling Core and the MU Metagenomics Center.
Rat Genome and Model Resources
 November 10, 2017
Review of available rat resources.  Shimoyama, M, Smith, JR, Bryda, E, Kuramoto, T, Saba, L, Dwinell, M. (2017) Rat Genome and Model Resources. ILAR J 58 (1):42-58.
The RRRC has developed a number of diagnostic tests and techniques for utilization in genetic testing for rats.  These tests include methods for the detection and identification of chromosomal integration sites and microsatellite markers panels for genetic monitoring of common rat strains. 

  1. A restriction enzyme-PCR-based technique to determine transgene insertion sites. Bryda EC, Bauer BA. Methods in Molecular Biology 2010; 597:287-99.

  2. Multiplex microsatellite marker panels for genetic monitoring of common rat strains. Bryda EC, Riley LK. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 2008; 47(3):37-41.

  3. Method for detection and identification of multiple chromosomal integration sites in transgenic animals created with lentivirus.   Bryda EC, Pearson M, Agca Y, Bauer BA.  Biotechniques 2006; 41(6): 715-9.