Gene Information: ric-8

Nameric-8 View on WormBase
Species C. elegans
Genetic positionIV:-6.77 +/- 0.012 cM
Genomic positionIV: 2642973..2650111

Strains carrying this gene

Strain Genotype Description
BC13785 dpy-5(e907) I; sEx13785. sEx13785 [rCes Y69A2AR.2a::GFP + pCeh361]. Maintain by picking WT. WT animals are GFP+. Strain construction supported by Genome British Columbia and Genome Canada. Please acknowledge McKay et al, Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 68: 159-169 2004 (WBPaper00006525).
KG115 lin-1(e1275) unc-33(e204)/ric-8(ok98) IV. ok98/+ animals are slightly Egl-d and have a small vulval bump. ok98 homozygotes are straight and paralyzed and slow growing. About 2/3 eventually reach adulthood and are paralyzed and sterile (they produce few if any oocytes). Segregates Unc Muv(ts).
RM1702 ric-8(md303) IV. Ric, Egl, severely locomotion defective, reduced body flexion/straight posture, pharyngeal pumping and growth rate slightly lower than WT. Does not reproduce at 25C. Brood size about 1/10 of WT at 20C, and about 1/3 of WT at 14C. 29% of eggs do not hatch. Early embryogenesis defects include misalignment of mitotic spindles and delayed migration of nuclei. Grows best at 14C but you can still work with it and do crosses at 20C.
RM2209 ric-8(md1909) IV. Poor growth and fertility at 25C. Grows well at 20C and is more fertile than ric-8(md303). Degree of aldicarb resistance is similar to md303 but locomotion rate is greater than md303 and embryonic lethality is only 19%, versus 29% for md303. Contains a Tc1 transposon insertion in the middle of the ric-8 coding sequence.
VC3138 ric-8(ok98) IV/nT1 [qIs51] (IV;V). Y69A2AR.2. Homozygous sterile deletion chromosome balanced by GFP-marked translocation. Heterozygotes are WT with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT GFP, arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids, and non-GFP ok98 homozygotes (paralyzed, sterile). Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Pick WT GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. External left primer: GTGTCTTTACATCCGTCATTTCTG. External right primer: CATGATCAATAGCCTTCACATCTC. Internal left primer: AAGCGTCCAAGGCACATATCG. Internal right primer: CGTCTTCAACGCCTCGGTAG. Internal WT amplicon: 3370 bp. Deletion size: approximately 1480 bp. Attribution: This strain was provided by the C. elegans Reverse Genetics Core Facility at the University of British Columbia, which is part of the international C. elegans Gene Knockout Consortium, which should be acknowledged in any publications resulting from its use. Paper_evidence WBPaper00041807