Species Information: Halicephalobus mephisto

Name Halicephalobus mephisto
NCBI Taxonomy ID

Halicephalobus mephisto strains available at the CGC

Strain Genotype Description
JRB1 Halicephalobus mephisto wild isolate. Halicephalobus mephisto wild isolate. Grow at 37C: can survive higher temperatures than C. elegans. Useful model organism for studying heat tolerance; has expanded Hsp70 and AIG1 gene families. Has approximately 1.15% snp heterozygosity. Parthenogenetic reproduction so it cannot be out-crossed. 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.