|GR1321||C. elegans||tph-1(mg280) cam-1(vs166) II. Show Description
Slow pumping. Egg laying defective. Low frequency of dauer formation. Residual serotonin immunoreactivity, rare and very faint (<1% of NSMs) in most stages, but nearly 100% of CP neurons in adult males show faint to moderate serotonin immunoreactivity. Males mate quite well (E. Hare and C. Loer). Some phenotypic defects originally attributed to mg280 in this strain are likely due to vs166. vs166 is a large deletion (approx. 9.8kb) in the cam-1 gene; flanking sequences are: 5'-gctactggtaaataaggtaa-3' and 5'-atgcttttaaagtttatatt-3' (Edith Myers, personal commnication). See MT15434 for a strain carrying mg280 without the cam-1 mutation.