Strain Information

Name N2 Male   View On Wormbase
Species C. elegans
GenotypeC. elegans wild isolate.
DescriptionC. elegans var Bristol. Self-fertilizing hermaphrodite. Generation time is about 3.5 days at 20C. Male stock maintained by mating. Also CGC reference 257. Isolated from mushroom compost near Bristol, England by L.N. Staniland. Cultured by W.L. Nicholas, identified to genus by Gunther Osche and species by Victor Nigon; subsequently cultured by C.E. Dougherty. Given to Sydney Brenner ca. 1966. Subcultured by Don Riddle in 1973. Caenorhabditis elegans wild isolate. DR subclone of CB original (Tc1 pattern I). [NOTE: (09/07/2018) The Gems Lab has identified a mutation in the gene fln-2 carried in this stock causing an increased lifespan. The effect is quite modest (+11%, median lifespan), but this effect can be more pronounced in other genetic backgrounds.] [NOTE: (03/26/2018) - a user reported the stock they received was homozygous wild-type for alh-2; some N2 stocks carry the ot588 mutation in alh-2.)
Laboratory CB
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