Definition of Mouse Model

The mouse model is a laboratory mouse that is used in studying the diseases of humans as well as human physiology. There is a variety of model organisms that can be used in this regard but mice have their own significance due to the fact that share a number of mammalian features with humans and get infected with the same diseases.


In this model, the transgenic mice are used that have a mutation analogous to a disease-causing mutation of a human gene. These mice models are created with the help of techniques of selective breeding and genetic engineering. The symptoms shown by these mice are the same as those shown by humans.

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