Division of CEMIB - Genetic Monitoring and Cryopreservation Program


The genetic monitoring section and the cryopreservation laboratory have 3 objectives: the genetic investigation of the CEMIB colonies; support services and research.

The genetic monitoring involving morphological markers, immunogenetic markers (serological tests; skin grafting), biochemical genetic markers and molecular markers (PCR for microsatelites and specific transgenesis); and exist efforts to insert the SNPs markers.

Actually, the molecular markers are the most using for daily analysis in our laboratory. Others techniques such as:  cryopreservation of embryos, ovaries and sperms; transgenesis and assisted reproduction technologies like in vitro fertilization and ovary transfer are applied to assure the establishment of strains with special necessities.


Multidisciplinary Center for Biological Investigation on Laboratory Animal Science