Do you italicize c elegans?

Do you italicize c elegans?

All C. elegans gene names, allele designations, and reporter genes are written in italics. Cosmids, proteins, phenotypes, and strain names are not written in italics.

Are alleles italicized?

Basic rules for naming alleles. Gene and allele designations are italicized in published articles. For more detail and additional special case rules, see Names and Symbols for Variant and Mutant Alleles.

How do you write Caenorhabditis elegans?

elegans gene is identified in a related species such as Caenorhabditis briggsae, it can be given the same gene name, preceded by two italic letters referring to the species, and a hyphen. For example, Cb-tra-1 is the name for the C.

What chromosome is UNC 32 located on?

In this exercise we will use the mutant dpy-11(e224) V as a genetic marker for chromosome V. In this exercise you will determine whether a mutation called e189 (which defines the unc-32 gene) is located on Chromosome V or is located on a different chromosome.

Does Drosophila need to be capitalized?

Genus & species are italicized if they appear together. In many formats the genus by itself is not italicized. Drosophila NOT Drosophila. This is the format that I prefer.

Is gene written in italics?

Gene symbols are italicized. Symbols for proteins that were named for genes begin with an upper-case letter, but there are no accepted formatting guidelines for proteins that were not named for genes.

How do you write mutant alleles?

Mutant gene symbols should have three letters (underlined or italics) written in lower case letters (abc). Some gene symbols chosen before these guidelines were established may have two letters. The wild-type allele should be written (underlined or italics) in capital letters (ABC).

Why are C. elegans a good model organism?

elegans, where specific genes are altered, can be produced very easily to closely study gene function. Many of the genes in the C. elegans genome have functional counterparts in humans which makes it an extremely useful model for human diseases.

What does Drosophila mean in English?

1 capitalized : a genus of small dipteran flies that include many (as D. melanogaster) extensively used in genetic research. 2 : any fly of the genus Drosophila.

What is the average lifespan of a fruit fly?

40 to 50 days
The average natural life span of fruit fly adults in optimal temperatures is 40 to 50 days. Female fruit flies are capable of mating and laying several batches of eggs in that time, allowing the fruit fly population in a home to multiply quickly. The life span of the fruit fly is heavily influenced by temperature.

Where do I get my allele and strain designations?

Strain and allele designations must be approved by Tim Schedl (Washington University) and Wormbase! Strain Allele Investigator/Location GT* a Dusenbery D, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Where can I find the C elegans gene code?

These codes are listed at the CGC and in WormBase. Investigators generating strains, alleles, transgenes, and/or defining genes require these designations and should apply for them at [email protected] . Information for several other nematode species, in addition to C. elegans, is curated at WormBase.

Where can I find the C.elegans gene knockout consortium?

WormBook Acknowledging the CGC WormBuilder Gene Knockout Consortium Strains National Bioresource Project for the Experimental Animal C. elegans Nomenclature Contact FAQ’s What is C. elegans? Strain and allele designations must be approved by Tim Schedl (Washington University) and Wormbase!

How are lab allele codes assigned in WormBase?

WormBase assigns specific identifying codes to each laboratory engaged in dedicated long-term genetic research on C. elegans. Each laboratory is assigned a laboratory/strain code for naming strains, and an allele code for naming genetic variation (e.g., mutations) and transgenes.