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AML175 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) X; wtfIs3. Show Description
wtfIs3 [rab-3p::NLS::GFP + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. Worms expressing the calcium insensitive fluorescent proteins GFP and tagRFP in the nuclei of all neurons in a lite-1(ce314) background. Control strain for AML70. Reference: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/10/17/445643.full.pdf
AML70 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) X; wtfIs5. Show Description
wtfIs5 [rab-3p::NLS::GCaMP6s + rab-3p::NLS::tagRFP]. Integrated calcium indicator GCaMP6s and calcium-insensitive fluorescent protein RFP in the nuclei of all neurons in a lite-1(ce314) background. Reference (wtfIs5): https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/10/17/445643.full.pdf
KG1180 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) X. Show Description
Defective response to short wavelength light; response strongly reduced but not eliminated. All other characteristics seem wild type, including reponse to mechanosensory stimuli. Strong, probably null, allele. This mutation also blocks the coordinated light response of unc-31(e928) and egl-30(ad805). To identify lite-1 homozygous mutants when crossing into different backgrounds, use a fluorescence stereomicroscope with a GFP filter and zoom to the hightest magnification (60-100X) to distinguish Lite from non-Lite animals. This works best when the animals are mired in thicker parts of the food to slow their spontaneous locomotion but not their response to light. Scan animals around the edge of the food where it is thickest. Leave the lid of the plate off for a minute or so before starting to let the animals adjust to air currents.
LX1836 C. elegans wzIs30 IV; lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. Show Description
wzIs30 [egl-6::ChR2-YFP + lin-15(+)] IV. Strain carries integrated transgene wzIs30 that expresses YFP-tagged channelrhodopsin under the egl-6 promoter in HSN and some head and tail neurons. Strain is in lite-1(ce314) and lin-15(n765ts) background. The transgene contains a rescue for lin-15 as a marker. Reference: Emtage L, et al. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 14;32(46):16285-95.
LX1918 C. elegans vsIs164 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. Show Description
vsIs164 [unc-103p(E)::GCaMP5 + unc-103p(E)::mCherry + lin-15(+)] X. Integrated transgene using unc-103e promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in vulval muscles; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in vulval muscle cells. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
LX1960 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X; vsIs172. Show Description
vsIs172 [lin-11(enhancer)::pes-10p::GCaMP5 + lin-11(enhancer)::pes-10p::mCherry + lin-15(+)]. Integrated transgene using lin-11 enhancer region fused to the pes-10 basal promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in VC motor neurons; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in VC motor neurons. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
LX1986 C. elegans vsIs177 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. Show Description
vsIs177 [ocr-2p::GCaMP5::ocr-2 3'UTR + ocr-2p::mCherry::ocr-2 3'UTR + lin-15(+)] X. Integrated transgene using ocr-2 promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in uv1; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in uv1 cells. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
LX2004 C. elegans vsIs183 lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X. Show Description
vsIs183 [nlp-3p::GCaMP5::nlp-3 3'UTR + nlp-3p::mCherry::nlp-3 3'UTR + lin-15(+)] X. Integrated transgene using nlp-3 promoter to drive GCaMP5 and mCherry expression in HSN; useful for visualizing and quantitating calcium influx in HSN. Reference: Collins K, et al. Elife. 2016 Nov 16;5. pii: e21126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21126.
MIA116 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X; keyIs21. Show Description
keyIs21 [egl-6p::HisCl::unc-54 3' UTR + egl-6p::mCherry::unc-54 3' UTR + lin-15(+)]. Animals express HisCl and mCherry in the HSN neurons, two head sheath glia, two tail neurons, and 1-2 head neurons. Expression is bright in the head and tail. Animals are slightly egg-laying defective, ~10% of animals are Egl. Reference: Ravi B, et al. J. Neuroscience. 38 (28), 6283-6298.
MIA71 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) lin-15B&lin-15A(n765) X; keyIs19. Show Description
keyIs19 [ceh-24::HisCl::unc-54 3'UTR + lin-15(+)]. Animals express Histamine gated chloride channel (HisCl) under the ceh-24 promoter in vulval muscle, a pair of pharyngial muscles, and two head neurons; can be used for reversible silencing of vulval muscles and inhibition of egg-laying behavior. Reference: Ravi B, et al. J. Neuroscience. 38 (28), 6283-6298.
MT21793 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) gur-3(ok2245) X. Show Description
Defective locomotion in response to blue/UV light. Double mutant has almost no response to light. Reference: Bhatla N & Horvitz HR. Neuron. 2015 Feb 18;85(4):804-18.
NFB1445 C. elegans rrf-3(pk1426) II; lite-1(ce314) X; vlcEx1292. Show Description
vlcEx1292 [srh-142p::mCherry::SL2::GCaMP3 + unc-122p::RFP]. Maintain at or below 20C; sterile at 25C. ADF-specific expression of GCaMP3. Reference: Maicas et al. PLOS Biology 2021; 19(7): e3001334. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001334
OH14861 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) X; otIs644. Show Description
otIs644 [tdc-1::ChR2::YFP]. Reporter contains 4.4 kb of tdc-1 promoter fused to ChR2::YFP; can be used for optogenetic stimulation of tyraminergic and octopaminergic neurons.
QW1075 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) X; zdIs5; zfEx416. Show Description
zdIs5 [mec-4p::GFP]. zfEx416 [rig-3p::GFP::SL2::mCherry]. Pick animals with red fluorescence to maintain zfEx416. Reference: Shipley FB, et al. Front Neural Circuits. 2014 Mar 24;8:28.
SRS167 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X. Show Description
Maintain at 15C. No Progeny at 25C; little response to blue light. References: Granato M, et al. Nucleic Acids Res. 1994 May 11;22(9):1762-3. Edwards SL, et al. PLoS Biol. 2008 Aug 5;6(8):e198.
SRS230 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx230. Show Description
sraEx230 [str-2p::Arch::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AWC(on) and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is decreased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when AWC(on) was inhibited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS278 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx278. Show Description
sraEx278 [npr-9p::Arch::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIB and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is decreased upon symmetrical stimulation. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS279 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx279. Show Description
sraEx279 [ttx-3p::Arch::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIY and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is increased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the opposite direction to which the head was bent when AIY was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS281 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx281. Show Description
sraEx281 [ttx-3p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIY and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is decreased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when AIY was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS291 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx291. Show Description
sraEx291 [npr-9p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AIB and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is increased upon symmetrical stimulation. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS301 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx301. Show Description
sraEx301 [str-2p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + str-2p::TagRFP + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses TagRFP in AWC(on) and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR the reversal rate of the animal is increased upon symmetrical stimulation, and asymmetrical stimulation causes the worm to turn in the opposite direction to which the head was bent when AWC(on) was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS306 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx306. Show Description
sraEx306 [ser-2(prom2)::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + ser-2(prom2)::mKO + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses mKO and TagRFP in AIY, AIZ and RME in the head, and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR asymmetrical stimulation of AIY causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when AIY was excited, whereas asymmetrical stimulation of AIZ or RME causes the worm to turn in the opposite direction to which the head was bent when AIZ or RME was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS329 C. elegans pha-1(e2123) III; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx329. Show Description
sraEx329 [odr-2(18)p::chop-2(H134R)::TagRFP + odr-2(18)p::mKO + pBX(pha-1(+))]. Maintain at 25C. This transgenic line expresses mKO and TagRFP in SMB in the head, and has little response to blue light in the absence of ATR. In the presence of ATR asymmetrical stimulation of SMB causes the worm to turn in the same direction the head was bent when SMB was excited. Reference: Kocabas A, et al. Nature. 2012 Sep 23. doi: 10.1038/nature11431.
SRS85 C. elegans sraIs49 V; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx80. Show Description
sraIs49 contains [nmr-1p::G-CaMP + unc-119(+)]. sraEx80 contains [sra-6p::chop-2(H134R)::mCherry + osm-10p::G-CaMP + unc-122p::mCherry]. Superficially wild-type. Maintain by picking red fluorescent worms.
SRS86 C. elegans sraIs49 V; lite-1(ce314) X; sraEx83. Show Description
sraIs49 contains [nmr-1p::G-CaMP + unc-119(+)]. sraEx83 contains [tdc-1p::chop-2(H134R)::mCherry + F55B11.3p::mCherry]. Superficially wild-type. Maintain by picking red fluorescent worms.
ZX819 C. elegans lite-1(ce314); zxIs12. Show Description
zxIs12 [F49H12.4P::ChR2(H134R)::mCherry + F49H12.4P::GFP]. Strain expresses Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2(H134R)::mCherry) and GFP (as marker) in PVD and AQR, as well as in a non-identified tail neuron, using the F49H12.4 promoter (see also ZX679). When grown in the presence of all-trans retinal and illuminated with blue light, animals show strong forward locomotion escape behavior, which can be quantified using locomotion video tracking. The strain can be used to analyze function of PVD cells, and to estimate the role of specific genes in the function of this polymodal nociceptor, downstream of depolarization via ChR2. All-trans retinal needs to be added with OP50 bacteria when seeding plates to render ChR2 functional. This strain is in lite-1(ce314) background, which eliminates the photophobic behavioral response that will be startled by blue light when longer light stimuli are used (>1s). To not confuse the photophobic behavior induced by LITE-1, with the PVD evoked escape behavior, this strain is needed for experiments with prolonged photostimulation. References: Husson S, et al. Curr Biol. 2012 May 8;22(9):743-52. Smith CJ, et al. Neuron. 2013 Jul 24;79(2):266-80. Cohen E, et al. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 2104 59C: 85-96.
ZX899 C. elegans lite-1(ce314) X; ljIs123; zxEx621. Show Description
ljIs123 [mec-4p::ChR2(H134R)::YFP(codon-optimized) + unc-122p::RFP]. zxEx621 [glr-1p::Mac::mCherry + elt-2p::GFP]. Pick animals with robust GFP expression in intestinal nuclei to maintain.