||mre-11(ok179) IV/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-?] (IV;V).
||Heterozygotes are Unc and segregate Uncs (heterozygotes), non-Unc mre-11 homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). mre-11 homozygotes produce about 200 fertilized eggs but only about 2-3% of these eggs survive to adulthood (this mutation cannot be maintained in a homozygous condition). Occasionally non-Unc progeny that do not demonstrate the mre-11(ok179) mutant phenotype arise when grown in large liquid cultures. mre-11 is the predicted gene ZC302.1
||Heterozygotes are wild-type with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate wild-type GFP, arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids, and non-GFP iow1 homozygotes (viable; see note below). Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Pick wild-type GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. iow1 is a separation-of-function allele of mre-11. Homozygotes develop into adults wild-type in appearance, but laying dead eggs due to defects in meiotic DSB repair: mre-11(iow1) worms form meiotic DSBs but are impaired in their resection. Pick GFP+ to maintain (mre-11(iow1)/nT1[qIs51]) and GFP- to obtain homozygous mre-11(iow1) worms for analysis. Reference: Yin Y & Smolikove S. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Jul;33(14):2732-47. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00055-13. Epub 2013 May 13. Erratum in: Mol Cell Biol. 2015 Jul;35(14):2568. PubMed PMID: 23671188; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3700128.
||Homozygous gfp and 3xflag C’ terminal tag inserting just before the STOP codon of mre-11. The strain is fertile and contains wild type germline (examined by DAPI). GFP is expressed in all germline nuclei. Maintain the strain by picking worms at 20C, no selection required. gfp::3xflag was added by CRISPR/Cas9 using pDD282-based vector. Reference: Reichman R, et al. Genetics. 2018 Apr;208(4):1421-1441.