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) .

A Streamlined System for Species Diagnosis in Caenorhabditis

We would like to congratulate Marie-Anne Felix, Asher Cutter and Christian Braendle on their publication in PLoS One, which describes new name designations for 15 new nematode species.

Of special interest to WormBase users:

  • C.sp 7 will become Caenorhabditis afra
  • C.sp 11 will become Caenorhabditis tropicalis