Worm Breeder's Gazette 15(5): 1a (February 1, 1999)

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1999 Genetic Map of C. elegans : Call for Data

Jonathan Hodgkin1, Richard Durbin2, Sylvia Martinelli2

1 MRC-LMB, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, England
2 The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, England

The deadline for new genetic map data to be incorporated into the 1999 Genetic Map of Caenorhabditis elegans(Printed Version) is 30 April 1999. As usual, the 1999 Map will be distributed as the last issue of this volume (Volume 15) of the Worm Breeder's Gazette. This will also include lists of registered laboratories, gene names, genes, rearrangements and balancers.

Genetic map data, as well as information on gene/sequence links, new loci, polymorphisms and rearrangements, and gene name proposals can now be communicated to the CGC via the Sanger Centre website:


In particular, please note that proposed new gene names should preferably be registered with the CGC before publication. This helps to ensure conformity with standard nomenclature, to avoid duplicated, unnecessary or inappropriate gene names, and to update the relevant databases. A summary of current recommendations for genetic nomenclature in Caenorhabditis elegans can be found at:


Data can also be sent by e-mail to cgc@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk, or by fax or mail to J. Hodgkin. Standard forms for data submission are available by e-mail or fax on request to:

Jonathan Hodgkin

MRC-LMB, MRC Centre,

Hills Road,

Cambridge CB2 2QH, England

Fax (+44) 1223 412142

e-mail: jah@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk