Check out this useful chapter ‘The Caenorhabditis elegans Transgenic Toolbox‘ by Jeremy Nance and Christian Frøkjær-Jensen in the latest issue of WormBook, GENETICS.
If you’re wondering which WormBase tool to use for your data needs, check out this updated list of tools with short descriptions for what to use them for. Click on the tool names to be taken directly to the tool.
SPELL (Serial Pattern of Expression Levels Locator) is a query-driven search engine for microarray, RNAseq and tiling array data. Given a small set of query genes, SPELL can identify which datasets are most informative for these genes, then within these datasets, additional genes are identified with expression profiles most similar to the query set. SPELL contains more than 5000 experiments from over 300 plus datasets.
You can query certain types of gene data such as expression in tissue and life stage, RNAi phenotypes, allele phenotypes and gene descriptions using the SimpleMine tool. You can paste in a list of gene names of interest or upload a file with gene names.