Worm Breeder's Gazette 9(3): 38
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We are continuing our attempt to saturate and map essential genes and steriles on the left half of Linkage Group V (see Johnsen and Baillie WBG Vol.9 #2). We have screened 10,900 'chromosomes', treated with 0.012M EMS. We have isolated 751 lethal and sterile mutations: 242 strictly on LGV, 451 strictly on LGIII and 29 lines with a lethal on both LGV and LGIII. All lines but the ones carrying mutations strictly on LGV have been discarded. We have begun the task of complementation testing our 242 mutations against the deficiencies that divide LGV(left) into zones (see Rosenbluth et. al. WBG Vol.9 #2). For sDf30, 34 out of 179 mutations tested fail to complement, indicating 19% of our lethals lie in zones 11 and 12. For sDf27, 9 out of 64 mutations fail to complement giving 14% of our hits in zones 7,8 and 9. The research has been supported by NSERC and MDA(Canada) grants to DLB.