Registering Lab, Strain and Allele designations

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) .

WormBase is updated to WS260

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!

Staying up-to-date with new features and data at WormBase

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.

2. Twitter

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 announce@wormbase.org 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.