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XIL9126 C. elegans cbp-1(thu126[cbp-1::2A::H1::mCherry]) III. Show Description
2A::H1::mCherry was inserted at the 3' end of the endogenous cbp-1 coding sequence via CRISPR/Cas9. Reference: Li Y, et al. Nat Commun. 2024 Jan 9;15(1):358. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42677-6. PMID: 38195740.
XIL9152 C. elegans daf-3(thu152[daf-3::2A::H1::mCherry]) X. Show Description
2A::H1::mCherry was inserted at the 3' end of the endogenous saeg-2 coding sequence via CRISPR/Cas9. Reference: Li Y, et al. Nat Commun. 2024 Jan 9;15(1):358. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42677-6. PMID: 38195740.
XIL9172 C. elegans Y53G8AR.9(thu172[pes-1::2A::NeonGreen::H2B]) III. Show Description
2A::NeonGreen::H2B was inserted at the 3' end of the endogenous pes-1 coding sequence via CRISPR/Cas9. Reference: Li Y, et al. Nat Commun. 2024 Jan 9;15(1):358. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42677-6. PMID: 38195740.
XIL933 C. elegans Y53G8AR.9(thu33[Y53G8AR.9::mCherry]) III. Show Description
mCherry was inserted at the 3' end of the endogenous Y53G8AR.9 coding sequence via CRISPR/Cas9. Reference: Li Y, et al. Nat Commun. 2024 Jan 9;15(1):358. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42677-6. PMID: 38195740.
XIL949 C. elegans tlp-1(thu49[tlp-1::SL2::H1::mCherry]) IV. Show Description
SL2::H1::mCherry was inserted at the 3' end of the endogenous tlp-1 coding sequence via CRISPR/Cas9. Reference: Li Y, et al. Nat Commun. 2024 Jan 9;15(1):358. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-42677-6. PMID: 38195740.
XM1002 C. elegans vab-1(dx31) III; itr-1(sy290) unc-24(e138) IV. Show Description
vab-1 null and itr-1 gain of function. Viable. Unc.
XM1007 C. elegans fog-3(q443) I/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III); unc-43(n498) IV. Show Description
Heterozygotes are Unc with pharyngeal GFP signal. Homozygous hT2[bli-4 let-? qIs48] are inviable. Homozygous unc-43(n498); fog-3(q443) animals are females.
XW13734 C. elegans unc-76(e911) V; qxIs612. Show Description
qxIs612 [hsp-16.2p::nuc-1::sfGFP::mCherry::unc-54 3'UTR + hsp-16.41p::nuc-1::sfGFP::mCherry::unc-54 3'UTR + unc-76(+)]. Heat-shock inducible NUC-1::sfGFP::mCherry fusion transgene for monitoring lysosomal activity. Array contains p76-16B, a plasmid containing 10.5 kb genomic DNA including unc-76. Reference: Miao R, et al. Dev Cell. 2020 Jan 6;52(1):21-37.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2019.10.020. PMID: 31735670.
XW18042 C. elegans qxIs722 II. Show Description
qxIs722 [dpy-7p::dpy-7::SfGFP (single copy)]. qxIs722 is a single copy insertion into ttTi5605 via CRISPR/Cas9. DPY-7::SfGFP expression in cuticle over hyp7. Reference: Miao R, et al. Dev Cell. 2020 Jan 6;52(1):21-37.e5.
XW19180 C. elegans qxIs750. Show Description
qxIs750 [hsp-16.2p::nuc-1::pHTomato::unc-54 3'UTR + hsp-16.41p::nuc-1::pHTomato::unc-54 3'UTR + odr-1p::GFP]. Heat-shock inducible pHTomato transgene for monitoring lysosomal activity. Reference: Sun Y, et al. Elife. 2020 Jun 2:9:e55745. doi: 10.7554/eLife.55745. PMID: 32482227.
YA1059 C. elegans trt-1(ok410) I. Show Description
Becomes very sick if starved for extended periods of time or if frozen and thawed repeatedly. Primer sequences provided by the C. elegans Reverse Genetics Core Facility for ok410 are: Outer Left Sequence: AAGACTGTCAGCTGGTGGGT. Outer Right Sequence: TTAGCCTTACATTGCCGCTT. Inner Left Sequence: TCATGCGCAACATCTAAAGC. Inner Right Sequence: CGAATAAAGCAATTTCCCGA. Inner primer WT PCR product: 2825.
YE57 C. elegans smc-5(ok2421)/mIn1 [mIs14 dpy-10(e128)] II. Show Description
Homozygous viable 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 ok2421 homozygotes. Pick WT dim GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. ok2421 homozygotes are morphologically wild-type but show ~30% reduction in fertilized eggs and a trans-generational increase in sterility. Maintain under normal conditions. Reference: Bickel JS, et al. PLoS Genet. 2010 Jul 22;6(7):e1001028.
YE58 C. elegans smc-6(ok3294)/mIn1 [mIs14 dpy-10(e128)] II. Show Description
Homozygous viable 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 ok3294 homozygotes. Pick WT dim GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. ok3294 homozygotes are morphologically wild-type but show ~30% reduction in fertilized eggs and a trans-generational increase in sterility. Maintain under normal conditions. Reference: Bickel JS, et al. PLoS Genet. 2010 Jul 22;6(7):e1001028.
YE59 C. elegans smc-5(tm2868)/mIn1 [mIs14 dpy-10(e128)] II. Show Description
Homozygous viable 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 tm2868 homozygotes. Pick WT dim GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. tm2868 homozygotes are morphologically wild-type but show ~30% reduction in fertilized eggs and a trans-generational increase in sterility. Maintain under normal conditions. Reference: Bickel JS, et al. PLoS Genet. 2010 Jul 22;6(7):e1001028.
YG1007 C. elegans baf-1(gk324) III/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III); syIs50. Show Description
syIs50 [cdh-3::GFP + dpy-20(+)]. Heterozygotes are WT and GFP+, and segregate arrested hT2 aneuploids, non-GFP gk324 homozygotes (Sterile and Unc). All worms express cdh-3::GFP at the anchor cell. qIs48 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 driving GFP in the intestine, and is homozygous lethal.
YG1011 C. elegans baf-1(gk324) III/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III); qIs19 V. Show Description
qIs19 [lag-2p::GFP::unc-54 3'UTR + rol-6(su1006)] V. Heterozygotes are Rollers with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate arrested hT2 aneuploids, and non-GFP gk324 homozygotes (Sterile and Unc). All worms express lag-2p::GFP at the distal tip cells. qIs48 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 driving GFP in the intestine, and is homozygous lethal.
YG1017 C. elegans baf-1(gk324) III/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III); syIs78. Show Description
syIs78 [ajm-1::GFP + unc-119(+)] is probably on LG I (not on II, III, V or X). Heterozygotes are WT and GFP+, and segregate arrested hT2 aneuploids, non-GFP gk324 homozygotes (Sterile, Roller and Unc). All worms express ajm-1::GFP (Junction Associated Protein). qIs48 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 driving GFP in the intestine, and is homozygous lethal.
YG1021 C. elegans baf-1(gk324) III/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III); ccIs4810 X. Show Description
ccIs4810 [(pJKL380.4) lmn-1p::lmn-1::GFP::lmn-1 3'utr + (pMH86) dpy-20(+)] X. Heterozygotes are WT with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate arrested hT2 aneuploids, non-GFP gk324 homozygotes (Sterile and Unc). All worms express Cel-lamin::GFP (lmn-1 gene is expressed at the nuclear periphery). qIs48 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 driving GFP in the intestine, and is homozygous lethal.
YG1036 C. elegans baf-1(gk324) III/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III); zzIs16. Show Description
zzIs16 [(pJE3) eff-1::GFP + rol-6(su1006)]. Heterozygotes are Rollers with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate arrested hT2 aneuploids, and non-GFP gk324 homozygotes (Sterile, Roller and Unc). All worms express GFP driven by eff-1 promoter. qIs48 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 driving GFP in the intestine, and is homozygous lethal.
YG1046 C. elegans baf-1(gk324) III/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III); eff-1(ok1021) II; syIs78. Show Description
syIs78 [ajm-1::GFP + unc-119(+)] is probably on LG I (not on II, III, V or X). Heterozygotes are slow-growing DpyUnc with cell fusion problems and pharyngeal GFP signal. Segregates arrested hT2 aneuploids, and non-GFP DpyUnc gk324 homozygotes (Sterile, Dpy and Unc). All worms express ajm-1::GFP(Junction Associated Protein). qIs48 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 driving GFP in the intestine, and is homozygous lethal.
YHS2 C. elegans cdc-25.1(bn115) I/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III). Show Description
Homozygous sterile deletion balanced by bli-4- and GFP-marked translocation. Heterozygotes are WT with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT GFP, arrested hT2 aneuploids, and non-GFP bn115 homozygotes (sterile). Homozygous hT2[bli-4 let-? qIs48] inviable. Pick WT GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. Reference: Kim J, et al. (2009) Mol Cell 28:43-8.
YHS25 C. elegans cdc-25.2(ok597) V/nT1 [qIs51] (IV;V). Show Description
Maintain under normal condition. Heterozygotes are WT with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT GFP, arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids, and non-GFP ok597 homozygotes (Emo, Ste). Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Pick WT GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. Reference: Kim J, Kawasaki I, Shim Y. (2010) J Cell Sci 123:993-1000.
YL585 C. elegans oef-1(vr25) IV. Show Description
vr25 is a Crispr/Cas9-induced 56 bp deletion in exon 2 of oef-1/F49E8.2 causing a frameshift and presumptive null allele. Accelerated rate of germ cell progression, precocious Z2/Z3 division in L1s, increased brood size and sperm generation, and increased germline apoptosis. Reference: McManus, CE & Reinke, V. Genetics. 2017; https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.117.1123.
YQ95 C. elegans unc-119(ed3) III; atg-18(gk378) V; wfIs120. Show Description
wfIs120 [app-1p::atg-18::unc-54 + unc-119(+)]. Intestine-specific promoter app-1 drives atg-18 expression in the atg-18(gk378) mutant background, providing rescue in intestinal cells. Reference: Chen HD, et al. Autophagy. 2016 Nov 22:1-15.
YY13 C. elegans rrf-3(mg373) II; oxls12. Show Description
oxls12 [unc-47p::GFP + lin-15(+)]. Enhanced RNAi. Sterile at 25 degrees. [NOTE: the genotype of YY13 as previously annotated only as rrf-3(mg373)] References: Pavelec DM, et al. Genetics. 2009 Dec;183(4):1283-95. PMID: 19797044. McIntire SL, et al. Nature. 1997 Oct 23;389(6653):870-6. PMID: 9349821.
YY916 C. elegans znfx-1(gg544[3xflag::gfp::znfx-1]) II. Show Description
GFP tag inserted at the N-terminus of endogenous znfx-1 via CRISPR/Cas9. Reference: Wan G, et al. Nature. 2018 May;557(7707):679-683.
ZE1 C. elegans F53B2.5(ok226) Show Description
Homozygotes are viable and do not show any gross abnormalities. Grows normally at all temperatures. Deletion removes 1505 bp including the first 4 exons.
ZG24 C. elegans ahr-1(ia3) I. Show Description
Homozygous viable with neuronal defects.
ZG31 C. elegans hif-1(ia4) V. Show Description
Healthy and fertile in standard lab conditions, but unable to adapt to 1% oxygen. When hif-1(+) animals are incubated in1% oxygen, >94% will complete embryogenesis and larval development. In contrast, hif-1(ia4) mutants exhibit 66% embryonic lethality and 9% larval lethality in 1% oxygen. The requirement of hif-1 is alleviated if the oxygen level is increased to 2%. The ia4 mutation is a 1231 bp deletion of the second, third, and fourth exons, which encode much of the helix-loop-helix and PAS domains. Analysis of ESTs suggests that there are at least 4 alternatively spliced hif-1 transcripts. The ia4 deletion introduces a frameshift and a premature stop in the three longest forms.
ZH2486 C. elegans enIs74 II; unc-76(e911) V. Show Description
enIs74 [mec-7p::GFP + dyn-1p::mfg-e8::mCherry + unc-76(+)] II. mec-7p::GFP labels touch neurons. MFG-E8::mCherry reporter binds exposed phosphatidylserine (PS) “eat me” signal on the surface of apoptotic or necrotic cells, providing a useful marker for identifying apoptotic or necrotic cells. Reference: Furuta Y, et al. PLoS Genet. 2021 Feb 11;17(2):e1009066.
ZM10113 C. elegans twk-40(bln282[twk-40::TagRFP::ZF]) III; hpIs727. Show Description
hpIs727 [rig-3p::zif-1::sl2::RFP + ttx-3p::GFP]. twk-40(bln282) is a CRISPR generated tagged allele of endogenous twk-40 locus inserting TagRFP and a ZIF-1 directed degron to the endogenous TWK-40, allowing visualization of endogenous protein expression and localization as well as targeted degradation. The presence of hpIs727 in the background leads to specific degradation of TWK-40 from AVA, causing loopy forward and reversal movement compared to twk-40(bln282) alone.
ZM10176 C. elegans unc-25(e156) III; hpIs593; ljIs131. Show Description
hpIs593 [ttr-39p::Chrimson::wCherry + lin-15(+)]. ljIs131 [myo-3p::GCaMP3::UrSL2::tagRFP-T]. Shrinker. D motor neurons are marked with red fluorescence. No behavioral change upon green light illumination with ATR. Reference: Lu Y, et al. 2022. Current Biology (In Press).
ZM10786 C. elegans hpIs721; hpIs811. Show Description
hpIs721 [rig-3p::FRT::Stop::FRT::snb-1::GFP + nmr-1p::FLP::FLP + myo-2p::RFP]. hpIs811 [flp-18p::LoxP::eBFP::Stop::LoxP::TeTx::Cherry + twk-40p(short)::Cre]. Transgenic animals have pharyngeal RFP signal; GFP puncta are visible in AVA soma but not along the VNC; RFP signals along AVA neurite.
ZM11020 C. elegans ljIs131; hpEx4343. Show Description
ljIs131 [myo-3p::GCaMP3::UrSL2::tagRFP-T]. hpEx4343 [acr-5p::TeTx::wCherry + unc-4p::TeTx::wCherry + HygromycinR]. Pick animals with wCherry expression in ventral cord neurons to maintain hpEx4343. Animals carrying the array show additional red fluorescence in the head compared to those that have lost the array. Animals carrying hpEx4343 rest as coilers strongly biased towards ventral bend as L1 larvae and are severely Unc as adults. Coiling is somewhat suppressed in the ljIs131 background, but animals still exhibit an obvious bias towards ventral bend during movement. Hygromycin can be used to select for hpEx4343 transgenic animals. Reference: Lu Y, et al. Curr Biol. 2022 Nov 7;32(21):4631-4644.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.09.002. PMID: 36182701.
ZM2960 C. elegans nca-2(gk5) III; unc-77(gk9) IV. Show Description
Uncoordinated behaviour. Fainter, pauses quickly after stimulating touch-response by prodding or tapping plate. References: Humphry JA, et al. Curr Biol. 2007 Apr 3;17(7):624-9. Gao S, et al. Nat Commun. 2015 Feb 26;6:6323.
ZM588 C. elegans fsn-1(hp1) III; juIs1 IV; scd-2(ok565) V. Show Description
juIs1 [unc-25p::snb-1::GFP + lin-15(+)] IV. Animals are WT looking. In WT, GABAergic synapses visualized with juIs1 (GABAergic nervous system specific synaptobrevin::GFP) marker show uniformly spaced and sized puncta. fsn-1(hp1); scd-2(ok565) animals have puncta close to WT shape. This is more evident in larvae than in adults.
ZM607 C. elegans syd-2(ok217) X. Show Description
Egl. Backward stiff and slow moving. Sluggish. Can move fast when poked. Outer pairs: F59F5.6EL1 (TTGCATCTGCAAAAGAAACG); F59F5.6ER1 (GCTCCGAACGAAAGAAGTTG). Inner pairs: F59F5.6IL1 (AATCTCTAACCATGCGGTCG); F59F5.6IR1 (CGCGGGAATTATGCCTATTA).
ZM8607 C. elegans hpIs481. Show Description
hpIs481 [ceh-12p::tomm20::miniSOG::SL2::BFP + unc-129(DB)p::tomm20::miniSOG::SL2::BFP + lin-15(+)]. Maintain in the covered box to avoid unnecessary exposure to ambient light. Stimulation with blue light (460 nm LED light for 30 min at 4 Hz with 2 mW/mm2), induces mitochondrial-miniSOG ablation of B-class motor neurons. During neuron ablation, it is recommended to keep the lid of the plate open and use a heat disipator to keep the air cool. unc-129(DB)p is a fragment of the unc-129 promoter driving expression in only DB motor neurons (described in Colavita et al., Science 1998 31;281(5377):706-9). The ceh-12 promoter drives expression in VB motor neurons. Generated in N2 background. Reference: Gao S, et al. eLife 2018 Jan 23;7:e29915. doi: 10.7554/eLife.29915.
ZM9062 C. elegans hpIs583. Show Description
hpIs583 [acr-2(s)p::tomm20::miniSOG::SL2::RFP]. Maintain in the covered box to avoid unnecessary exposure to ambient light. Stimulation with blue light (460 nm LED light for 30 min at 4 Hz with 2 mW/mm2), induces mitochondrial-miniSOG ablation of A- and B-class motor neurons. During neuron ablation, it is recommended to keep the lid of the plate open and use a heat disipator to keep the air cool. acr-2s(p) is a 1.8 kb fragment of the acr-2 promoter driving expression in only A- and B- class motor neurons (described in Jospin et al, 2009 PLoS Biol. Dec;7(12):e1000265). Generated in N2 background. Reference: Gao S, et al. eLife 2018 Jan 23;7:e29915. doi: 10.7554/eLife.29915.
ZM9354 C. elegans hpIs636. Show Description
hpIs636 [rig-3p::HisCl1::SL2::mCherry]. mCherry expression in AVA soma and neurites along VNC. Non-specific mCherry expression in gut. HisCl activation leads to reduced forward and reversal activity.
ZM9519 C. elegans flp-14(gk1055) III; hpSi38; hpIs201. Show Description
hpSi38 [flp-14(+) + NeoR]. hpIs201[ceh-10p::GFP + lin-15(+)]. GFP expression in RID neuron. Neomycin-resistant. hpSi38 is a single copy miniMos insertion a wild-type genomic fragment containing flp-14 and fully rescues the flp-14 mutant behavioral defects and RID axon defects. Reference: Lim MA, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 18;5:e19887. doi: 10.7554/eLife.19887. PMID: 27855782
ZM9551 C. elegans hpIs593; ljIs131. Show Description
hpIs593 [ttr-39p::Chrimson::wCherry + lin-15(+)]. ljIs131 [myo-3p::GCaMP3::UrSL2::tagRFP-T]. D motor neuron activation and muscle relaxation upon illumination with green light. Muscle activity measured by GCaMP3. Reference: Lu Y, et al. 2022. Current Biology (In Press).
ZM9583 C. elegans unc-2(hp858) X. Show Description
GFP tag inserted at the N-terminus (immediately in front of the ATG start codon) of the unc-2 locus specifically tagging the UNC-2B isoform. hp858 animals exhibit wildtype motor behaviors. Reference: Gao S, et al. eLife 2018 Jan 23;7:e29915. PMID: 29360035
ZR2 C. elegans jmjd-3.1(gk384) X. Show Description
Gonadal enlargement and aberrant gonad migration. Phenotype evident at 25C.
ZT2 C. elegans drh-3(fj52) I/hT2 [bli-4(e937) let-?(q782) qIs48] (I;III). Show Description
Heterozygotes are WT. drh-3 homozygotes are sterile. the fj52 mutation deletes a 405 bp region including the promoter, the first exon and half of the second exon. The deletion can be checked by PCR with the following primers: TTTATTGATTCCGCCGTTGCTC and TGCAGCTCCAGCCACTCTATCA. The fj52 mutation was isolated from a deletion mutant libray of the K. Nishiwaki group. Homozygous hT2[bli-4 let-? qIs48] inviable.
ZT3 C. elegans csr-1(fj54) IV/nT1 [qIs51] (IV;V). Show Description
Heterozygotes are wild-type with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT GFP, arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids, and non-GFP csr-1(fj54) homozygotes (sterile, but some animals lay a small number of dead eggs). Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Pick WT GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. The fj54 mutation deletes a 524 bp region including half of the second exon, the third exon, and almost all of the fourth exon, causing a frame shift to stop the translation of both PAZ and Piwi domains. The deletion can be checked by PCR with the following primers: AAGAAATACCAATGCGGAGGCA and TTCACGGCTCTTTGCAGTTTCA.
ZT46 C. elegans csr-1(fj67) IV/nT1 [qIs51] (IV;V). Show Description
Heterozygotes are wild-type with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT GFP, arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids, and non-GFP csr-1(fj67) homozygotes (sterile, but some animals lay a small number of dead eggs). Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Pick WT GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. Intracellular localization of CSR-1 is abnormal in the csr-1(fj67) homozygotes. fj67 is a 60-bp in-frame deletion of the first lysine-rich region (KQKDNFILLDILLKQWAAKK) in CSR-1. The first lysine-rich region in the WT has a FokI site. The deletion can be checked by PCR with the following primers: CACCTGTGATTTTTCGGGGAAC and TGGATTCCTTTTGCTGCAACAG, followed by digestion with FokI. Reference: Tabara H, et al. (2023) A small RNA system ensures accurate homologous pairing and unpaired silencing of meiotic chromosomes. EMBO J, e105002.
ZT47 C. elegans csr-1(fj70) IV/nT1 [qIs51] (IV;V). Show Description
Heterozygotes are wild-type with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT GFP, arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids, and non-GFP csr-1(fj70) homozygotes (sterile, but some animals lay a small number of dead eggs). Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Pick WT GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. fj70 is a D769L mutation that renders CSR-1 (an Argonaute protein) catalytically defective and generates a new SphI site. The fj70 mutation can be checked by PCR with the following primers: TACACGTGGATGATGAGAAG and TCGTCCGAAACTTCCTCATC, followed by digestion with SphI. Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Reference: Tabara H, et al. (2023) A small RNA system ensures accurate homologous pairing and unpaired silencing of meiotic chromosomes. EMBO J, e105002.
ZT57 C. elegans csr-1(fj126) IV/nT1 [qIs51] (IV;V). Show Description
Heterozygotes are wild-type with pharyngeal GFP signal, and segregate WT GFP, arrested nT1[qIs51] aneuploids, and non-GFP csr-1(fj126) homozygotes (sterile, but some animals lay a small number of dead eggs). Homozygous nT1[qIs51] inviable. Pick WT GFP and check for correct segregation of progeny to maintain. fj126 was generated by the insertion of a synthetic nuclear export signal (NES). Instead of six amino-acid residues (R8–I13) near the N-terminus of CSR-1b, an NES sequence (LNELALKLAGLDI) from the cAMP-dependent protein kinase inhibitor alpha in mammals was inserted into the endogenous csr-1 gene. The DNA sequence encoding the NES has a HindIII site. The fj126 mutation can be checked by PCR with the following primers: AAGAAATACCAATGCGGAGGCA and CCGCTGAGGAACGAGATGG, followed by digestion with HindIII. Reference: Tabara H, et al. (2023) A small RNA system ensures accurate homologous pairing and unpaired silencing of meiotic chromosomes. EMBO J, e105002.
ZX2604 C. elegans sng-1(ok234) X; zxIs127. Show Description
zxIs127 [sng-1p::SNG-1::CRY2olig(535) + myo-2p::mCherry]. Strain should be kept in the dark; it is very light-sensitive. Pan-neuronal expression of a truncated variant of Arabidopsis thaliana Cryptochrome-2 fused to synaptogyrin. If illuminated with blue light, synaptic vesicles cluster, resulting in inhibition of synaptic transmission. Synaptic transmission is restored within 15 minutes in the absence of light (ca. 6.5min time constant), resulting in normal wild type behavior afterwards. Reference: Vettkotter D, et al. Nat Commun 13, 7827 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-35324-z. PMID: 36535932