Worm Breeder's Gazette 7(1): 8
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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 above. 8. Finally, current lists of genetic designations (lab list and gene list) are included, to round out this fabulous package deal.