Worm Breeder's Gazette 13(5): 2b (February 1, 1995)

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Sylvia D. Martinelli

Sanger Centre etc etc, email : sylvia@sanger.ac.uk

I am your new database curator:  an ex-geneticist who worked for many
years with the colourful sporulating ascomycete fungus Aspergillus
nidulans.  I desperately miss those green, yellow, white, fawn and even
chartreuse coloured spores.  I anticipate missing even more its haploid
chromosome content when I come to look at the worm genetic data. As for
sex, that was something that happened in darkened incubators with a high
carbon dioxide level but only needed one self-fertile (homothallic)
mycelium although two were routinely used by those cruel interfering
geneticists, who had to partially incapacitate the strains to make them

I look forward to learning about worm genetic tricks and to meeting some
of the perpetrators. 

If you have any queries about ACEDB please contact me.  If I can't answer
them myself (I'm rather new here), I'll find a passing worm who knows more
about it.