Worm Breeder's Gazette 7(2): 2
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Curator's Report: The CGC continues to be a busy place. We have mailed a total of over 800 strains to 51 different labs in 2 and 1/2 years of operation. 390 different strains representing about 46% of our total collection have been mailed upon request. The level of requests continues to increase: 146 strains mailed in year 1, 361 in year 2 and 306 so far this year. The current level is 27% higher than last year. We have a new research technician, Mark Edgley, who is handling most of the strain requests now. The computer information retrieval system is fully operational now and is available for use on request. Rates for use are projected to triple July 1, so we can no longer afford to have the system available at a regularly scheduled time each day. Beginning in September, I will be in Bozeman, Montana for the year. All map data should be mailed to me there in anticipation of the 1983 version of the Genetic Map to be distributed at the next meeting at Cold Spring Harbor. We will send a reminder in December; the deadline will be February 1, 1983. Included here is a new bibliographic update and a list of new strains acquired by the CGC since the last complete strain list was mailed in December. One new lab designation (KR, h) has been assigned to Ann Rose for her new lab at the University of British Columbia Medical School. WANTED: I have heard a rumor that cat-2 and sqt-2 are incorrectly placed on the current map. Anyone with data on these 2 genes please send to me before the next revision.