C. elegans

Caenorhabditis elegans

These features have helped to make C. elegans a powerful model of choice for eukaryotic genetic studies

Features that greatly facilitate the maintenance of C. elegans stocks

1. Self-fertilization (often referred to as selfing) simplifies maintaining stocks because a single animal can give rise to an entire population

Mutant-like phenotypes can also be obtained using RNA interference (RNAi)

F33H1.4   gene

lin-35   strain