MGC cDNA Libraries

Genome-scale Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC) cDNA libraries for human, mouse, and rat.
MGC cDNA Libraries are genome-scale collections of cDNAs for human, mouse, and rat from the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the MGC represents the most extensive, rigorously sequenced collection of mammalian cDNA clones available.


  • Individual MGC clone sequences are deposited in GenBank
  • Convenient 96-well format
  • Genome-scale collections for human, mouse, and rat

Please see MGC cDNAs for more information on the generation of the Mammalian Gene Collection.


Dharmacon is a distributor of multiple gene expression clone collections (cDNAs and ORFs). These clone collections were generated by groups outside of Dharmacon and thus the quality of the collections is largely dependent upon what Dharmacon received from these groups. Specific clone information and plate coordinates were provided to Dharmacon by the suppliers of these clone collections. Dharmacon has not sequence verified each individual clone from these collections. These collections and individual clones are distributed "as is" with no additional product validation or guarantees. Dharmacon has established quality procedures to ensure that individual clones are picked from the identified well in a plate, grown on the correct antibiotic, and are free of phage contamination. Due to the quality of the information provided to Dharmacon, the clone you receive might not match the expected clone. If this occurs, please contact Technical Support.

Libraries will be provided in 96-well microtiter plates. These will ship on dry ice via overnight delivery and should be stored at –80°C immediately upon receipt.

Shipping ConditionDry Ice
Stability at Recommended Storage ConditionsAt least 12 months
Storage Condition-80 C


  1. MGC Program Team, Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 Full-length Human and Mouse cDNA Sequences. PNAS USA. 99(26), 16899-16903 (24 December 2002).
  2. MGC Project Team, The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH Full-length cDNA Project: The Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). Genome Res. 14(10B), 2121-2127 (October 2004).
  3. MGC Project Team, The completion of the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). Genome Res. 19(12), 2324-2333 (December 2009).