Worm Breeder's Gazette 7(1): 8

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Caenorhabditis Genetics Center News

P. Swanson

1.  We always welcome map data.  Please send any crucial corrections 
to the current map immediately for inclusion in Volume II of Genetic 
Maps (O'Brien).
2.  A list of 825 CGC strains with complete genotypic descriptions 
has been mailed recently to all labs doing C.  elegans genetics.  A 
list of the wild-type stocks in our collection is included.  A limited 
number of lists are still available in case we missed a lab which 
needs this kind of information.
3.  The CGC Computerized Data Retrieval System is fully functional.  
The system permits telephone-linked access to the data files.  
Recently we received NIH approval to implement the system, so we have 
distributed the user's manual to those of you who indicated an 
interest at Cold Spring Harbor.  Users will be charged $10/hr for 
computer time (an unfortunate necessity at present).
4.  Each lab using CGC services could help us in two ways:  (1)  
State the proposed use of stocks requested from us in your letters.  A 
single sentence noting the area of research and/or funding source is 
usually sufficient.  (e.g.,  'I plan to test these strains for enzyme 
activities for an NIA-funded project on factors correlated with 
lifespan.')  (2)  We would appreciate your care in remembering to 
acknowledge CGC services in all publications mentioning stocks 
furnished by the CGC.  We must furnish copies of such articles to the 
NIA periodically.
5.  Copies of the April, 1981, issue of the Genetic Map (distributed 
at the Cold Spring Harbor Meeting) are still available on request.
6.  Included here are two bibliographic updates: (1) covering the 
period from the last newsletter to the meeting at Cold Spring Harbor, 
and (2) covering the period since the meeting.
7.  At the request of Bob Edgar, a list of chromosomal 
rearrangements on the genetic map data also is included here.  Each 
rearrangement is listed by linkage group and by name (alphabetical 
order).  Those presently held in CGC strains are noted by an asterisk. 
Even more rearrangements may be found in the strain list mentioned 
8.  Finally, current lists of genetic designations (lab list and 
gene list) are included, to round out this fabulous package deal.