Worm Breeder's Gazette 16(5): 2 (February 1, 2001)

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2001 Genetic Map of C. elegans : Call for Data

Jonathan Hodgkin1, Sylvia Martinelli2

1 Genetics Unit, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QU, UK
2 The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Hinxton,  Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK

The deadline for new genetic map data to be incorporated into the 2001 Genetic Map of Caenorhabditis elegans (Printed Version) is 31 May 2001. As usual, the 2001 Map will be distributed as the last issue of this volume (Volume 16) of the Worm Breeders 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 be communicated to the CGC via the Sanger Centre website:


In particular, please note that proposed new gene names should 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: http://elegans.swmed.edu/Genome/nomen.html

Data can also be sent by e-mail to cgc@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk, or by fax or mail to J. Hodgkin.   For large datasets, this may be a more convenient method of submission than the website.   Standard forms for data submission are available by e-mail or fax on request to:

Jonathan Hodgkin

Genetics Unit, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QU, UK

e-mail: jah@bioch.ox.ac.uk

Fax: (+44) 1865 275318