If you would like to register a new lab and/or receive strain and allele designations please consult the WormBase documentation page here. This page also describes the nomenclature that WormBase requires and uses to describe genes, alleles, strains, gene knockouts, modifiers (suppressors, revertants and enhancers), and chromosomal aberrations (duplications, deficiencies, inversions and translocations) .
Read about the the goals and major foci of experimental evolution with C. elegans and related species, in the chapter ‘Experimental Evolution with Caenorhabditis Nematodes‘ in WormBook GENETICS, by Henrique Teotónio et al.
The 260th version of WormBase has been released! The release notes that are published with each new release gives you various statistics about the data in the current release as well as providing a quick peak at the breath and depth of the data in WormBase. It also lists all the data files available for download at our FTP site. Check all of these out and let us know if you have any suggestions or questions!
WormBase offers a number of ways to stay up-to-date with new features and datasets. Here are a few.
1. The WormBase Blog
Right here — we’ll post everything on the blog. Entries of general interest will also cross-post to the main WormBase site. You can also subscribe to receive notice of all new posts to the blog by email.
WormBase is on Twitter, at, erm, @wormbase. On Twitter we post news items, service status updates, answer queries, and occasionally live blog meetings.
3. The email@example.com email list
If you prefer email, subscribe to the very low traffic WormBase Announce Mailing list. Here, we post notifications of new release and announcements of general interest to the community.