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DAG253 C. elegans lite?1(ce314) X; domEx253. Show Description
domEx253 [mec?4p::Chrimson::GFP + unc?122p::RFP]. Pick animals with red fluorescence in coelomocytes to maintain. Red-light optogenetic line for gentle touch receptor neurons (TRN). Transgenic animals expressing the red light-activated channelrhodopsin Chrimson into TRNs using the mec-4 promoter. In animals grown on all trans-retinal-containing medium, red light stimuli trigger behaviors similar to those evoked by gentle touch. Note that very strong blue light stimuli may also activate Chrimson. Reference: Schild LC & Glauser DA. Genetics. 2015 Aug;200(4):1029-34. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.177956. PMID: 26022242.