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Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center (XGSC)

 Dedicated to the Poeciliid fish genus Xiphophorus.


Dec, 2013: The website has undergone a significant renovation to make it easier to use. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email the webmaster.


Picture of Xiphophorus maculatus strain Jp163AThe paper describing the genome for Xiphophorus maculatus is now available at Nature Genetics! (March 31, 2013)

Links to various genome resources are here.


Visitor Information

Please use the navigation tabs above to browse this site.

Background information on Xiphophorus fishes and on the Genetic Stock Center, including information for hobbyists, may be found by visiting the Stock Center page. Educators and students will also find useful information in the Education section here.

Information about the research done through the Molecular Biosciences Research Group can be accessed through the Research page.

Video: XGSC featured on KENS5 News from San Antonio (Jan, 2011)

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XGSC Funding from NIH

Funding to maintain and enhance the XGSC is primarily from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, Division of Comparative Medicine (R24-011120, R. Walter, PI).

As a national resource for research animals, we welcome opportunities to share fish with the research community for further research, development, and application. See the Contacts page for information about requesting our research resources.


Questions and Comments

Questions and/or feedback regarding this Webpage (including reporting broken links or finding rearranged information) should go here; all other inquiries regarding Xiphophorus should be directed to the Stock Center.