Worm Breeder's Gazette 1(2): 4
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We are currently preparing an updated genetic map of C. elegans. Could anyone who has data not included in the published map (Brenner, Genetics, 77, 71, 1974) please send it to us? We plan to include revisions of both map positions and complementation group assignments as well as additions of new genes. Sufficient data (2 v. 3 factor crosses, numbers counted, descriptions of phenotypes, etc.) to allow some evaluation of ambiguities would be helpful. We plan to complete the updated map for the next issue of this Newsletter. A CONTEST: Who can get the most progeny out of a single C. elegans hermaphrodite? PRIZE: A bottle of champagne to be awarded at the nematode meeting next fall. RULES: Any source of sperm may be used, but oocytes must all come from a single worm. JUDGING: By total number of progeny times the degree of confidence that all progeny were from only one worm. JUDGES: S. Ward and D. Hirsh. All entries must be submitted in writing to a judge one month before the meeting. Judges decisions are final. In case of a tie, judges drink the champagne.