Worm Breeder's Gazette 9(2): 1
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Bibliography: In February we mailed the complete CGC bibliography for the years 1866 through 1985 to all labs with CGC lab designations. This version comprises three lists: a full list in order of first author, an abbreviated list in order of CGC key number and a new list in which entries are grouped by keyword. Copies of this collection are available for $7.50 U.S., plus postage. Checks drawn on U.S. banks and mailed payable to 'The Worm Breeder's Gazette' should be mailed to me with your order. We will continue our policy of printing bibliographic updates in the WBG. Beginning with this issue, the updates will include keywords. The bibliography is also available on computer diskette for use with database or word-processing programs, in PC-DOS (MS-DOS) 360 Kb or 1.2 Mb format. To get your copy, with most of the instructions you'll ever need, send me a blank diskette, specify your disk format and tell me the program with which you want to use it. Nomenclature: In cooperation with Bob Herman and Jonathan Hodgkin and with David Baillie's lab, we are introducing two additions to nomenclature. First, the name of Bob Herman's crossover suppressor C1 has been changed to mnC1, with 'C' becoming a standard rearrangement type meaning 'dominant crossover suppressor.' Second, we are adopting a system parallel to the C. elegans system for naming strains and mutations of C. briggsae. In this new system strain names and allele numbers will be in the same format as those of C. elegans, but strain and allele prefices will not overlap those assigned to C. elegans. For example, Baillie's lab has chosen BU as their strain designation and sf for their allele designation. A separate list of these designations will be maintained and published regularly in the WBG. Genes in C. briggsae will be named as in C. elegans, with a different mnemonic for the same phenotype. For example, dpy in C. elegans will become cby (for ChuBbY) in C. briggsae. Gene numbers will be assigned in order of isolation. A table of assigned symbols follow. Baillie's lab has alleles of cby-1, cby-2, mip-1, mip-2, bub- 1 and pom-1. As always, the CGC disclaims any responsibility for specific gene names chosen by investigators, so long as they conform to the nomenclature system.