I.M.A.G.E. clone availability

Source BioScience has most clones available from the following range of I.M.A.G.E. ID's:

I.M.A.G.E. clones available from Source BioScience LifeSciences


up to 9113930

Plate Numbers


LLAM 1 - 20,155


LLCM 1 - 3,415


LLKM 1 - 180


If you use our online request form to order an I.M.A.G.E. clone from within this available range and find that your request is not accepted it means that the clone is NOT available from Source BioScience. There are two main reasons for clones not being available, they are:

Phage contamination

There are now only a few clones that are unavailable due to phage contamination, as we have now received replacement, phage-tested plates from the I.M.A.G.E. Consortium for nearly all the contaminated original.

Plates not yet received

We have not yet received all the plates for the current range of I.M.A.G.E. IDs. In the past we have provided a list of the plates not received and their associated I.M.A.G.E. IDs. Recently the I.M.A.G.E. Consortium have changed the way they assign IDs to clones, and a single plate does not now necessarily have 384 contiguous IDs assigned to it. This resulted in our list becoming too long to publish, but the order request tool searches this list for you. It also means that we may not have in stock all clones with IDs lower than the ID shown in the table above.

Please be assured that we receive regular consignments of I.M.A.G.E. plates and endeavour to replicate them and make the clones available as promptly as possible. Whenever new clones are made available our database is adjusted to allow these clones to be ordered from us. We do not however know in advance which clones we will receive and are unable to predict a delivery date for any particular clone. Our advice is that if you try and request a clone and it is not available then try repeating your request at a later date.


* Antibiotic:
Most I.M.A.G.E. clones are grown in ampicillin and we pre-fix these with 'LLAM' on our dispatch note. Some of the I.M.A.G.E. clones from the Mammalian Gene Collection are grown in chloramphenicol and we pre-fix these clones with 'LLCM' on our despatch note. In addition there are some plates grown in kanamycin and we pre-fix these clones with 'LLKM' on our despatch note.

Please note that if the I.M.A.G.E. CloneID is not apparent and if there is no mention of the I.M.A.G.E. Consortium in the database entry then it is NOT an I.M.A.G.E. clone and Source BioScience does NOT have the clone.

How to identify the I.M.A.G.E. ID

WARNING: Life Tech. Adult brain (mouse) library. This library, which is part of the I.M.A.G.E. Consortium library has been found to be problematic. It is probably of rat origin. More information can be obtained here.

All dbEST sequence entries from this library have been withdrawn.