Laboratory Information

NameAV View on WormBase
Allele designationme
HeadAnne M Villeneuve
InstitutionStanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA
Address Developmental Biology
Beckman Center, B300
279 Campus Drive
Stanford 94305
United States
Website http://villeneuve.stanford.edu/
Gene classes cosa  hal  mesp  mre  msh  spo  swm  syp  nbs 

Strains contributed by this laboratory

Strain Genotype Species Description
AV106 spo-11(ok79) IV/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-?] (IV;V). C. elegans Heterozygotes are Unc and segregate Uncs (heterozygotes), non-Unc spo-11 homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). spo-11 homozygotes produce an average of ~200 fertilized eggs but only about 0.1 progeny survive to adulthood. When mated to N2 males, spo-11 homozygotes will produce at least 5-10 cross progeny.
AV112 mre-11(ok179) IV/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-?] (IV;V). C. elegans 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
AV115 msh-5(me23) IV/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-?] (IV;V). C. elegans Heterozygotes are Unc and segregate Uncs (heterozygotes), non-Unc msh-5 homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). msh-5 homozygotes give 97.9% dead eggs; of those that hatch, 42% are male.
AV146 chk-2(me64) rol-9(sc148)/unc-51(e369) rol-9(sc148) V. C. elegans Heterozygotes are fertile Rollers and segregate fertile non-Rollers (heterozygote), Unc Rollers (unc-51 homozygotes), and non-Unc Rollers that give 96-97% dead eggs (a high % of the survivors are males).
AV157 spo-11(me44)/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-? qIs50] (IV;V). C. elegans Balanced heterozygotes are GFP+ Unc and segregate GFP+ Unc (heterozygotes), non-GFP non-Unc spo-11(me44) homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). spo-11(me44) homozygotes are viable and produce more than 90% dead eggs (a large fraction of the survivors are males — strong Him phenotype); cytologically they lack chiasmata in diakinesis-stage oocytes and lack RAD-51 foci. Maintain by picking Unc.
AV158 rad-50(ok197)/nT1[unc-?(n754) let-? qIs50] (IV;V). C. elegans Balanced heterozygotes are GFP+ Unc and segregate GFP+ Unc (heterozygotes), non-GFP non-Unc rad-50(ok197) homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). rad-50(ok197) homozygotes are viable and produce more than 98.8% dead eggs (a large fraction of the survivors are males — strong Him phenotype); cytologically they lack chiasmata in diakinesis-stage oocytes, but pairing and synapsis appear normal. Maintain by picking Unc.
AV271 him-3(me80)/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-? qIs50] (IV;V). C. elegans Balanced heterozygotes are GFP+ Unc and segregate GFP+ Unc (heterozygotes), non-GFP non-Unc him-3(me80) homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). him-3(me80) homozygotes are viable and non-Unc. They produce more than 85% dead eggs and a large fraction (11%) of the survivors are males (Him phenotype). Cytologically they exhibit a reduced level of HIM-3 loading and fewer stretches of SYP-1 than WT. In diakinesis-stage oocytes, they contain a mixture of bivalents and univalents. Maintain by picking Unc.
AV276 syp-2(ok307) V/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-?(m435)] (IV;V). C. elegans Balanced heterozygotes are Unc and segregate Unc (heterozygotes), non-Unc syp-2(ok307) homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). syp-2(ok307) homozygotes are viable and non-Unc. They produce 96% dead eggs and 44% males; cytologically they lack chiasmata in diakinesis-stage oocytes, exhibit persistent polarized nuclear organization during earlier meiotic prophase, lack synaptonemal complexes, and exhibit unstable pairing of homologous chromosomes.
AV280 unc-119(e2498) III; him-17(ok424) V; meIs5. C. elegans meIs5 [him-17::GFP + unc-119(+)]. him-17::GFP is expressed in the germline. meIs5 not mapped.
AV285 swm-1(me66) him-5(e1490) V. C. elegans Sperm activation in virgin males. Poor sperm transfer.
AV307 syp-1(me17) V/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-? qIs50] (IV;V). C. elegans Balanced heterozygotes are GFP+ Unc and segregate GFP+ Unc (heterozygotes), non-GFP non-Unc syp-1(me17) homozygotes, and dead eggs (nT1 homozygotes). syp-1(me17) homozygotes produce 95% dead embryos and 38% males. Cytologically they lack chiasmata in diakinesis-stage oocytes, exhibit persistent polarized nuclear organization during earlier meiotic prophase, lack synaptonemal complexes, and exhibit unstable pairing of homologous chromosomes. qIs50 is an insertion of ccEx9747 with markers: myo-2::GFP expressed brightly in the pharynx throughout development, pes-10::GFP expressed in embryos, and a gut promoter (F22B7.9) driving GFP in the intestine.
AV308 him-14(it21)/mnC1 [dpy-10(e128) unc-52(e444)] II. C. elegans Heterozygotes are wild-type and segregate wild-type heterozygotes, DpyUncs (mnC1 homozygotes), and him-14 homozygotes that produce >95% dead embryos and 45% males. Among these surviving progeny, cytologically they have 12 univalents in diakinesis-stage oocytes owing to a failure to form crossovers during meiosis.
AV311 dpy-18(e364) unc-3(e151) meT7 (III;X;IV). C. elegans Dpy. Unc. meT7 is an end-to-end-to-end fusion of chromosomes III, X, and V. The right end of III is fused to the left end of X, and the right end of X is fused to the left end of IV. Constructed by crossing eT5 and mnT12. meT7 homozygotes produce 92% viable progeny. meT7 heterozygotes are Him and produce many dead eggs.
AV322 swm-1(me87) him-5(e1490) V. C. elegans Sperm activation in virgin males. Very poor sperm transfer.
AV38 mnDp66 (X;I); meDf2 X. C. elegans Produces 31% XO male self progeny; nondisjunction is correlated with a high frequency of achiasmate X chromosomes in oocyte nuclei, and a reduced frequency of X chromosome crossovers. meDf2 disrupts the function of the cis-acting X chromosome meiotic pairing center. meDf2/+ heterozygotes produce 4-6% XO progeny, so the presence of meDf2 can be followed in heterozygotes by this weak Him phenotype.
AV39 mnDp66 (X;I); meDf3 X. C. elegans Produces 32% XO male self progeny; nondisjunction is correlated with a high frequency of achiasmate X chromosomes in oocyte nuclei, and a reduced frequency of X chromosome crossovers. meDf3 disrupts the function of the cis-acting X chromosome meiotic pairing center. meDf3/+ heterozygotes produce 4-6% XO progeny, so the presence of meDf3 can be followed in heterozygotes by this weak Him phenotype.
AV40 mnDp66 (X;I); meDf4 X. C. elegans Produces 27% XO male self progeny; nondisjunction is correlated with a high frequency of achiasmate X chromosomes in oocyte nuclei, and a reduced frequency of X chromosome crossovers. meDf4 disrupts the function of the cis-acting X chromosome meiotic pairing center. meDf4/+ heterozygotes produce 4-6% XO progeny, so the presence of meDf4 can be followed in heterozygotes by this weak Him phenotype.
AV41 mnDp66 (X;I); meDf5 X. C. elegans Produces 32% XO male self-progeny; nondisjunction is correlated with a high frequency of achiasmate X chromosomes in oocyte nuclei, and a reduced frequency of X chromosome crossovers. meDf5 disrupts the function of the cis-acting X chromosome meiotic pairing center. meDf5/+ heterozygotes produce 4-6% XO progeny, so the presence of meDf5 can be followed in heterozygotes by this weak Him phenotype.
AV473 rad-50(ok197) V/nT1 [qIs51] (IV;V). C. elegans qIs51 [myo-2p::GFP + pes-10p::GFP + F22B7.9p::GFP]. Heterozygotes are wild-type GFP+ and segregate non-GFP ok197 homozygotes (viable, sterile), wild-type GFP+ heterozygotes, and arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids. rad-50 homozygotes are viable, produce more than 95% dead eggs and a large fraction of the survivors are male (Him phenotype). Pick wild-type GFP+ and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. Reference: Hayashi M, et al. PLoS Genet. 2007 Nov;3(11):e191.
AV477 dsb-2(me96) II. C. elegans Age-dependent defect in meiotic double-strand break formation. Homozygous mutants produce elevated frequency of males and dead embryos resulting from defects in meiotic chromosome segregation. The frequency of both males and dead embryos increases in later broods. Reference: Rosu S, et al. PLoS Genet. 2013;9(8):e1003674.
AV51 me8 X. C. elegans Homozygotes produce 10-15% XO male self progeny; nondisjuction is correlated with an increased frequency of achiasmate X chromosomes in oocyte nuclei, and an unaltered distribution of X chromosome crossovers. Heterozygotes produce 1-2% male self-progeny. Homozygotes (and XO hemizygotes) are slower growing than WT; reduced male mating efficiency. me8 disrupts the function of the cis-acting X chromosome meiotic pairing center. Molecular studies show that the me8 chromosome carries a terminal deletion that removes >70 kb from the left end of the X chromosome, including the endogenous telomere; further, a segment of chromosome V has been translocated to the left end of X, and a new telomere has been added de novo to the end of the translocated segment.
AV630 meIs8 II. C. elegans meIs8 [pie-1p::GFP::cosa-1 + unc-119(+)] II. Transgene contains a combination of cDNA and genomic sequences of cosa-1 including 212 bp of 3'UTR. GFP is expressed in the adult germline as 6 bright foci per nucleus (one per chromosome pair) from late pachytene through diplotene stages. Reference: Yokoo R, et al. Cell. 2012 Mar 30;149(1):75-87.
AV828 nbs-1(me102) meIs8/mIn1 [mIs14 dpy-10(e128)] II. C. elegans meIs8 [pie-1p::GFP::cosa-1 + unc-119(+)] II. Transgene contains a combination of cDNA and genomic sequences of cosa-1 including 212 bp of 3'UTR. GFP is expressed in the adult germline as 6 bright foci per nucleus (one per chromosome pair) from late pachytene through diplotene stages. Homozygous sterile mutation balanced by GFP- and dpy-10-marked inversion. Heterozygotes are WT with relatively dim pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT dim GFP, Dpy bright GFP (mIn1 homozygotes), and non-GFP me103 homozygotes (sterile adult). Pick WT dim GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. nbs-1(me103) homozygotes have frayed and aggregated chromosomes at diakinesis of meiosis I. References: Girard C, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 May 8;115(19):E4443-E4452. Yokoo R, et al. Cell. 2012 Mar 30;149(1):75-87.
AV860 nbs-1(me103)/mIn1 [mIs14 dpy-10(e128)] II. C. elegans Homozygous sterile mutation balanced by GFP- and dpy-10-marked inversion. Heterozygotes are WT with relatively dim pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT dim GFP, Dpy bright GFP (mIn1 homozygotes), and non-GFP me103 homozygotes (sterile adult). Pick WT dim GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. nbs-1(me103) homozygotes have frayed and aggregated chromosomes at diakinesis of meiosis I. Reference: Girard C, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 May 8;115(19):E4443-E4452.
temp_name266 rad-50(ok197)/nT1 [unc-?(n754) let-? qIs50] (IV;V). Balancer has broken down per AV lab

Alleles contributed by this laboratory

Allele Type DNA Change Protein Change
me23 Allele
me64 Allele substitution nonsense
me44 Allele substitution
me42 Allele substitution nonsense
me80 Allele substitution
me66 Allele substitution
me17 Allele substitution nonsense
me87 Allele substitution splice_site
me4 Allele substitution