Laboratory Information

NameJRB View on WormBase
Allele designationmep
HeadJohn Bracht
InstitutionAmerican University
Address Hurst Hall 101
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington 20016
United States
Gene classes

Strains contributed by this laboratory

Strain Genotype Species Description
JRB1 Halicephalobus mephisto wild isolate. Halicephalobus mephisto Halicephalobus mephisto wild isolate. Has approximately 1.15% snp heterozygosity. Parthenogenetic reproduction so it cannot be out-crossed. Can survive higher temperatures than C. elegans. Useful model organism for studying heat tolerance; has expanded Hsp70 and AIG1 gene families. References: Borgonie G, et al. Nature. 2011 Jun 2;474(7349):79-82. Weinstein DJ, et al. Nat Commun. 2019 Nov 21;10(1):5268.
This laboratory hasn't submitted any alleles to the CGC.